Seahawks news: Jadeveon Clowney is getting recruited to re-sign by Quandre Diggs
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Jadeveon Clowney is getting recruited to re-sign with Seahawks by Quandre Diggs

Jadeveon Clowney, Seahawks, Quandre Diggs

Count Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs as one member of the organization who particularly wants defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney, to return for the 2020 season and beyond.

Currently a free agent, the expectation has been that Clowney will command premier money once he hit the open market; to this point, that hasn’t been the case. The longer that he lingers for any team to scoop him up, the more optimistic Seattle becomes that Clowney’s desired price tag could be lowered into their sweet spot, thereby clearing enough space for him to rejoin the club.

Even though Clowney’s raw defensive statistics don’t jump off the page, his effectiveness for the Seahawks in 2019 was without question. While he only accrued three sacks across 13 games (11 starts), he recorded the first interception of his career, which he returned for a touchdown.

But as he compiled just 31 tackles, he also forced four fumbles, defended three passes and recovered two fumbles. Those numbers may not make another organization leap at a multi-year deal with an average of $18-20 million like what Clowney is reportedly seeking, but the former No. 1 overall pick remains for the taking on the free-agent market.

The Seahawks continued their solid stretch in 2019 by advancing to the NFC Divisional round before being eliminated. The defensive unit has been overhauled since their heyday of the first half of the 10s, but Clowney appears as if he could be an integral part of the new nexus moving into the next decade. Diggs surely isn’t alone in hoping that Clowney finds his way back to Seattle.