Almost every top player that was available this offseason has signed a new deal. Well, everyone but Pro Bowl defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
This past season, Clowney had 31 tackles, three sacks and an interception with the Seattle Seahawks. He was traded by the Houston Texans after the front office placed the franchise tag on him.
Most reports surrounding Clowney have stated that he’s asking for a $20 million salary. Since the market hasn’t been too kind to the former No. 1 overall pick, it’s possible that he’ll waits a few more months until he makes a final decision.
According to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, there is a “growing thought” around the NFL that Clowney could wait until training camp to sign a new contract this offseason.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) March 27, 2020
What’s interesting is that Condotta believes Seattle’s offer to Clowney is somewhere in the $13-15 million-per-year range.
Earlier this offseason, the Dolphins were linked to the former South Carolina superstar. However, reports of him receiving $17 million per year from Miami haven’t been confirmed.
The main issue regarding Clowney right now is that his total number of sacks over the past few years hasn’t been among the league leaders. If he’s going to command $20 million per year, general managers are going to want a player that produces double-digit sacks each season.
Obviously things could change and Clowney could sign a deal in the near future, but for now, football fans will have to just wait for his decision.