Jets Have No Interest In Jadeveon Clowney

New Jets safety Bradley McDougald says he’s love to have former teammate Jadeveon Clowney join him in New Jersey. Unfortunately for the ex-Seahawks, the Jets aren’t interested in reuniting them, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com (on Twitter). 

[RELATED: McDougald Advocates For Clowney]

This isn’t the first time that the Jets have been linked to the former No. 1 overall pick. In April, Clowney indicated that he’d like to join up with Gang Green. The Jets have yet to reciprocate those warm feelings, even though they could certainly use an upgrade on the edge.

One could argue that the Jets have even bigger fish to fry than the edge rush unit, including their cornerback situation. They could have enough cap space to sign Clowney and address their other holes, but Jets ownership reportedly asked GM Joe Douglas to tamp down costs earlier this year. That mandate came before the pandemic, so there’s even less wiggle room for Douglas to work with now. The trade that brought McDougald to the Jets and shipped star Jamal Adams to the Seahawks further underscores their approach to spending.

Clowney’s asking price has dropped since the start of free agency, and it could fall a bit further as September draws near. Still, the Jets have no plans to get involved. As it stands, the Jets project to start Quinnen Williams and Henry Anderson on the bookends with Harvey Langi and Jordan Jenkins at the outside linebacker spots.

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11 comments on “Jets Have No Interest In Jadeveon Clowney

  1. Brownsfan83

    I could do a Jets franchise on madden 20 and trade. Henry Anderson for a pick

  2. Brownsfan83

    And I just moved him to the Cardinals for a 1st rd pick I picked up a 1st rd pick

  3. goldenmisfit

    Of course they are not interested in him because he is an extremely talented defensive player. If he played on the other side of the ball we all know The head coach would be screaming to get him.

    • rocky7

      If he’s such an “extremely talented defensive player” then why is he still unsigned by any of the other 31 teams in the NFL….obviously, his asking price to play is paramount in everyone’s mind but are there other reasons?
      You obviously really hate the Jets…and while I’m not a Jets fan, it comes through on every post you make.
      Gase is an offensively minded coach….however he alone doesn’t make all the money decisions that the Jets make on acquiring talent….and money does enter the conversation for each and every player they wish to acquire….As he’s still out there, exactly why is Clowney having difficulty finding a job?

      • Polish Hammer

        Extremely talented no doubt, but only when he decides to show up. Like the old saying “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”. Not worth his asking price which is probably why his agent is constantly scrambling to leak these dumb leads of who has interest in him.

  4. Bosa, Mack, Donald, Garrett all got long term big money contracts recently… Clowney doesn’t compare, which is why he is still a FA. One year, $15MM offer is a good offer from any team, throw in some incentives just in case he needs motivation to play hard.

  5. Freddie Morales

    They have a ton of cap room, needs at OLB. I don’t understand the logic. he’s a very good player with some injury concerns. Team like the Jets should take a chance on him. every really good free agent gets a franchise tag. The elite free agents never hit free agency.

  6. He doesn’t really fit the Jets’ scheme, or their plan to roll over cap space for 2021. Then again, they could use an edge rusher and, with Mosley opting out, they did just find another 17.5 mm in cap space over the next two seasons. In the end, I wouldn’t sign a short term deal in this environment even if there’s no chance of the guy formally opting out himself.

  7. crosseyedlemon

    I think the Jets are finally catching on that signing prima donnas isn’t going to work for them. They’d be better off with a core of blue collar talent that put the team first.

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