The AFC North continues to shape up as one of the NFL’s most intriguing divisions. The division got even more interesting this week as the Baltimore Ravens signed a top pass rusher to their defense to add to the buzz already hyping up the division.
So, how about those Ravens?
As a team already in position to challenge in the AFC North, the Ravens added to their defensive with the signing of former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney.
AFC North news: Jadeveon Clowney joins a stout Baltimore Ravens defense
One of the top remaining players left in free agency, Clowney signed a one-year deal with the Ravens worth $2.5 million but could climb to as much as $6 million. The outside linebacker, who already has terrorized the AFC North as a member of the Cleveland Browns, hopes to add to the winning attitude of the Ravens organization.
"“The guys just want to win,” Clowney told Ravens.com. “They call and say, ‘We’re just trying to win. We can do it here. With the pieces around us, you can come in and help.’ I think they got a great team and a great chance to win. I want to be a part of it.”"
With Odell Beckam Jr. on the offensive side of the ball and now Clowney on the defensive side, the Ravens are infusing star veterans with something to prove to a mix of younger players of course centered around the exhilarating quarterback that is Lamar Jackson.
In adding Clowney, the Ravens defense has a chance to be scary good. Linebackers Roquan Smith, Patrick Queen and emerging pass rushers Justin Madubuike and Odafe Oweh ranks Baltimore as one of the top defensives in the AFC North.
Clowney, even at the age of 30, makes them even better.
With that said, the team in the Steel city has some hype buzzing of their own.