Former No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney remains one of the biggest names left available in free agency.
The former South Carolina star was traded from the Houston Texans to Seattle Seahawks just before the 2019 season. While he had his moments for Seattle, he probably didn’t bring the production the team thought it would get from the physical monster in a contract year. He was hampered by injuries, playing 13 games and starting 11. He finished with 31 tackles and three sacks, though he did flash big play ability, with four forced fumbles, an interception, and two defensive tackles.
That up-and-down nature has been a major mark against his career so far. He’s a guy most would love to pencil into their defenses, but production hasn’t always been there. During his final two years with the Texans, he did look to be turning a corner, totaling 18.5 sacks on the year.
The three-time Pro Bowler is seeking big money this offseason. It doesn’t sound like the market is quite where he thought it would be. After an adjustment in the asking price, according to reports, the Tennessee Titans have been in contact with his camp. The Titans are coming off of a surprising playoff run, led by Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry on the offensive side of the ball.
Robinson said the @Titans have been in contact with the agents for free agents Logan Ryan and Jadeveon Clowney.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) April 1, 2020
ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports that Jadeveon Clowney was initially looking for a $20 million per year deal, but that has come down a bit recently. Seattle is also interested in retaining Clowney.
As we continue to watch the market for Jadeveon Clowney, I am told by several sources the asking price has been moved off that $20mil+ number and it’s closer to $17-18mil. This could spark more interest. Also told Titans and Seahawks are still “interested”
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) April 1, 2020
If a team can unlock Clowney’s potential, there could be some serious value there. If he stays healthy in 2020, it will be a pivotal year for him.