Jets rumors: Jadeveon Clowney may want to play for New York
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Jadeveon Clowney may want to play for Jets

Jadeveon Clowney, Jets

Jadeveon Clowney apparently has an interest in the New York Jets.

The former Pro Bowl defensive end remains a free agent heading into the month of May. While there has been reported interest from teams such as the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans, no deal has been signed. According to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network, the 27-year-old wants to also play for a big market team such as the Jets.

However, there’s no deal that appears to be imminent between both sides.

Clowney is a former No. 1 overall draft pick who has had a nice — but not dominant — career in the NFL. After initially playing the first five seasons of his career with the Houston Texans, he played his first season in Seattle last season. Despite dealing with injuries that nearly derailed his season, Clowney managed to play in 13 games. He notched four forced fumbles and three sacks.

Is is true that Clowney is a three-time Pro Bowl and former All-Pro selection. However, he clearly overvalued himself entering free agency. Clowney initially was seeking a deal north of $20 million annually. However, the Seahawks offered a deal worth $18.5 million annually.

With no deal for Clowney appearing to be imminent, there is some speculation that he’ll wait until before training camp in July to sign a deal.

Via Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times:

“Until Clowney signs elsewhere, the door will likely remain open for a return to Seattle. And that’s a door that may have to remain open for a while as some around the league think Clowney might not make a decision until right before training camps begin in July (assuming, of course, they begin at all).”

We’ll see where Clowney ends up. But it’s clear that while there is interest from numerous franchises, the teams — and Clowney — are not seeing eye-to-eye on what he’s worth.