Latest On Jadeveon Clowney

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will be one of the most sought-after free agents this year, if the Seahawks let him get away. Seattle traded for the former Texans star in August, and the team wants him back. “He’s a terrific football player and he had a big impact on us,” head coach Pete Carroll said. “We would love to have him back.”

Carroll also revealed that Clowney will require core-muscle surgery, which is expected to take place in the next week or so. The core injury limited Clowney down the stretch of the 2019 season, though he was able to suit up for the Seahawks’ regular season finale and their two playoff contests. His injury history, though not insignificant, will likely not stop him from landing a massive deal, whether that’s from Seattle or someone else.

For his part, Clowney wants to play for a contender. The former No. 1 overall pick told reporters, including Brady Henderson of ESPN.com, “I just want to win. I ain’t looking to get on no sorry team for no money. That ain’t going to fly. I ain’t gonna put my body through all of that just to lose no 16 games, go home with my check.”

Clowney posted just three sacks in 2019, though that belies the impact he had on opposing passers and in the running game. One of the most complete defenders in football, the three-time Pro Bowler cannot be slapped with the franchise or transition tag pursuant to the terms of the Texans-Seahawks trade.

If Clowney ends up signing elsewhere, the Seahawks would likely be in line to recoup a third-round compensatory draft choice in 2021. But Seattle is presently projected to have over $60MM of cap space in 2020, so a re-up could be in the cards.

While plenty of teams would love to have Clowney, the clubs that will be prioritizing an edge rusher and also profile as contenders include the Ravens, Titans, and (possibly) Falcons.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. tigersfan1320

    Lions should go after him. Draft okudah and that defense looks a lot better

    • wrigleyhawkeye

      Maybe you weren’t able to interpret his comments because the grammar was that of a kindergartner, but he wants to play for a contender.

    • iamhector24

      He wants to go to a winning team. The Giants have the worst combined record over the last 3 years.

      • Harsh, but even as a Giants fan I have to laugh at that. They’re a minimum of two years and one Gettleman away from contending.

  2. JJB0811

    He’ll go to whichever franchise pays him the most. Nothing wrong with that either.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Not one reporter asked how much of a discount he was offering to be on a winner? I guess we know who paid for those Starbuck coffees.

  4. jb19

    What an awesome direct quote. I would pass on Clowney if I was interested in an edge rusher. Between injuries, massive amounts of penalties and being only slightly above average on the field I would look elsewhere. For the physical gifts he has and to not register a 10 sack season says enough.

    • shawn hemp

      Philly Eagles fans are straight up cowards just like their starting QB

      • htbnm57

        You guys barely beat us anyway with our backup QB playing with his hamstring torn off the bone for a half, our best receiver playing with cracked ribs and a lacerated kidney. If you want to play with a concussion that says a lot about your intelligence.

        • kjt404

          You’re acting like Seattle wasn’t missing 2 defensive starters w/ two playing hurt,4 offensive lineman, 3 running backs, two receivers, and top two TE..while running out a 33 year old lynch who’s been partying 10 days earlier.

          • htbnm57

            We were missing our starting QB, two running backs, two all-pro OL and our top three receivers as well. You had your QB

            • Phil253

              Seattle also had Carroll and Schottenheimer still attempting to establish the run when we had no run game, this continued into the GB game. If Russell were let loose the whole game it wouldn’t have been close. Further, that Clowney hit wasn’t as bad and was a cause and effect of Wentz going down when he did and Clowney starting his tackle where he did. It was unavoidable and if the NFL thought there was malice or intent to hit Wentz h2h he would have been fined. It was clearly not intentional. Ya’ll also late hit Russell more than once. I’m not going to discount McCown’s effort, that was heroic and say if you guys had won the game, who would’ve played QB for you? The outcome would have been the same, you’d lose.

              • htbnm57

                Clowney launched himself helmet to helmet ( watch the video) at a guy who was already going down from another’s tackle.The NFL clearly punted on this one. We do have a 3rd string QB who wasn’t dressed for the game but clearly Clowney knocking out Wentz changed the whole game.

                • htbnm57

                  Clowney said it wasn’t intentional but also said he didn’t hit him with his helmet which was clearly BS.

                  • Phil253

                    Yes losing a QB changes things, but just because a play happened and Clowney incidentally made helmet contact doesn’t mean it was intentional and I don’t recall anyone commenting that during the game. If someone gave me $100 for every time Wilson got hit after giving himself I’d have a good chunk of change right about now. The fact is Wentz was being sacked and Clowney followed through with the play and what happened happened. Could go back and forth all day.

                    • htbnm57

                      That wasn’t incidental, he launched himself helmet first to helmet, watch the video. The NFL covered their refs asses.

  5. mario crosby

    Clowney said he wants to go to a Super Bowl contender. And two people suggest the Lions and Giants. Yeah. Those are the first two teams I thought of as Super Bowl contenders. Add the Bengals to that list.

  6. foreverseahawk

    sacks are overrated, about half the sacks on all teams are because of teammates getting double and triple teamed. the games that clowney played in he was extremely disruptive and i would be happy if the seahawks got him back

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