Report: Jadeveon Clowney potentially on the move as chance of return to Seahawks looks 'slim'
One of the biggest names remaining on the NFL free agent market (who isn’t a quarterback) is former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney.
The talented defensive lineman/linebacker was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been with the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks during his career.
However, after spending the 2019 season with the Seahawks, his return to Seattle seems unlikely. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said during a radio appearance on Wednesday that it seems the Seahawks are moving on from Clowney (via NFL.com):
“The Seahawks had a really strong offer to him,” Garafolo said Tuesday on Sports Radio 950 KJR. “I don’t know how many different kinds of offers there were, but I know there was a one-year offer, from what I’m told. You had me guess at it before and I think I guessed a little high. From my understanding, it was in the $15 million range. He’s still looking in his eyes at $20 million. I know the Browns are involved. I don’t know how intimately involved they are, but from the standpoint of the Seahawks trying to get him done, get him back, they felt like they couldn’t wait anymore. I don’t want to say that they’re out on him because who knows what can happen. Clowney can change his mind and lower his price and who knows what. But I know that they had to move about to a couple of contingency plans with Benson Mayowa being one of them.
“I don’t know that he’s going to be back in Seattle. I would say that the chances are slim to none right now that he’ll be back there. They certainly did whatever they could, and if they didn’t have the strongest offer, they certainly had one that was extremely competitive. Nothing in the realm of what Clowney wants, but nobody’s living in that realm right now, to be honest with you.”
Now, we’ll have to see where the former Gamecock ends up for the 2020 season. The Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans have reportedly shown some interest in him.