‘Chances slim to none’ that Jadeveon Clowney returns to Seahawks
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the negotiations between the Seattle Seahawks and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Unfortunately, it appears the lack of headway is an ominous sign of what is to come.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said on Sports Radio 950 KJR that the Seahawks are a long shot to sign Clowney at this point in free agency:
“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.”
Reports indicate that the Seahawks had a one-year offer on the table that was worth $15 million. However, Clowney is looking for something that is more in the $20 million range for the 2020 NFL season.
Seattle has since taken precautions by signing former Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Beoncon Mayowa to a one-year deal worth $3 million. Although he is not a household name like Clowney, he has the potential to provide the team with plenty of bang for its buck after finishing the 2019 NFL season with a career-high 7.0 sacks, 10 quarterback hits and three forced fumbles while only playing only 29 percent of defensive snaps
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen which team will be willing to take on Clowney’s lucrative asking price. Given the current restrictions placed by the NFL in response to the coronavirus pandemic, he does not have much of a choice but to remain patient with the process. Regardless, it seems his time with the Seahawks has come to an end.