Jadeveon Clowney admits he underestimated the Seahawks when he arrived before NFL season
Jadeveon Clowney knew that he was coming to a good team when he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks from the Houston Texans at the start of the season. He expected the Seahawks to be at least in the playoff picture.
However, what he didn’t expect was the degree of talent the team has. The way they have competed in some of the games they’ve played this season has been nothing short of remarkable for the Pro Bowl defensive end.
He told Tacoma News Tribune’s Gregg Bell after their 37-30 comeback victory over the Minnesota Vikings that he didn’t expect the Seahawks to be this good. He took special note of superstar quarterback Russell Wilson, who was the difference-maker on offense during their surge in the second half.
Jadeveon Clowney, asked if he knew when he got traded here in Sept #Seahawks were this good: “I knew Russ (Wilson) was good. I didn’t know we were THIS good.”
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) December 3, 2019
It’s understandable why Clowney was giving Wilson such high praise. Wilson wasn’t having a hot start to the game, but his ability to turn things around and lead the Seahawks from the pocket is nothing short of incredible. He finished the game with 240 passing yards on 21 completed passes, getting two touchdown passes in the process.
Clowney himself was a solid presence on defense as well. He finished the game with three tackles, one tackle for loss, and a QB hit. The Seahawks defense was able to do just enough to stop the Vikings from stealing it at the end.
The season is far from over and everyone on the Seahawks needs to zero in on the home stretch. Their next opponents are the Los Angeles Rams, and a win over them could secure their Wild Card spot. Both Clowney and Wilson will be needed to bring home a win during the all-important Week 14 clash.