Seahawks star Jadeveon Clowney looking for ‘market-setting money’ in free agency
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadaveon Clowney is currently a free agent. And after three Pro-Bowl seasons in the last four years, the former No. 1 overall pick is looking for “market-setting money” per Matt Miller of Bleacher Report.
Clowney also made headlines after the Seahawks’ Divisional Round loss to the Green Bay Packers, stating that he wants to join a team that can win him a ring.
There aren’t a ton of teams that are ready to compete for a Super Bowl while also having the cap space to afford the kind of contract that Clowney desires.
Regardless, the 6-foot-5, 255-pound pass rusher has proven to be an impact player since he entered the league.
After five seasons with the Houston Texans, Clowney was traded to Seattle just before the season. In 13 games with the Seahawks, Clowney recorded 31 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, three sacks, four forced fumbles, and one interception.
In exchange for Clowney, the Seahawks sent linebackers Jacob Martin and Barkevious Mingo as well as a 2020 third-round pick to Houston
While Clowney certainly made an impact on a Seattle team that needed his pass-rushing abilities, the 27-year-old failed to make the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2015.
While exact numbers of Clowney’s contract demands are unknown, you can take a look at the contracts of other premier players at similar positions across the league.
Chicago Bears star Khalil Mack signed a six-year, $141 million dollar ($23.5 million per year) deal with the team in 2018 while two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald’s comtract is worth $135 million over six seasons.