One NFL Insider Believes That Jadeveon Clowney Wont Return To Seattle.
There are a lot of big-name NFL free agents still available on the market. Former starting quarterbacks Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers), and Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) just to name a couple have dominated the headlines for the lately, while one of the biggest names has flown under the radar.
Well that was until NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo made an appearance on 950 KJR in Seattle and gave his opinion on the chances of defensive end Jadeveon Clowney returning to the Seahawks.
The former No.1 pick by the Houston Texans was acquired last year by Seattle right before the 2019 NFL season started for defensive players Jacob Martin and Barkevious Mingo, and a 2020 third-round pick. Clowney’s asking price that started out at $20 million per year and later reduced to $17 million per year seems to cause some hesitation in signing the three-time Pro Bowler.
Teams such as the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, and New York Jets have all shown interest in Clowney, but no team has officially made an offer.
The 2018 All-Pro selection received the ultimate compliment on last week when former teammate and Seahawks starting quarterback, Russell Wilson was on Instagram chat with fans and Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times and made a plea to Clowney.
“Clowney come back,” Wilson said. “If you are listening, bro. We’ve got another Super Bowl to win, man. We need you. We need you to come back Clowney. Clowney, Clowney if you can hear me, please come back, bro. I need you, homie.”
Wilson echoes the sentiments of the rest of the Seahawks team and management, but in order for Clowney to come back, Seattle would have to up their offer from $13-15 million per year to at least $16 million per year.
Although he didn’t have his best season stat wise with only three sacks, Clowney still fought through constant double teams to lead the team with 13 quarterback hits despite being injured for a majority of the second half of the season.