Jadeveon Clowney told Seahawks GM John Schneider he wants to re-sign
The Seattle Seahawks pulled off a big trade to acquire pass rusher, Jadeveon Clowney, last offseason. In exchange, they gave the Houston Texans two players (Barkevious Mingo and Jacob Martin) and a third-round draft pick.
So clearly the hope was that they could re-sign the star player, getting him for more than just one season.
There is some very promising news for Seattle on that front. It appears Clowney has informed Seahawks GM John Schneider that he wants to do just that, and re-sign with the team.
Pete Carroll says Jadeveon Clowney went upstairs to GM John Schneider's office to tell him how much he loved being with #Seahawks, how much he loves it here. A good sign he may return–if the price is right, of course/always
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) January 13, 2020
A lot of people considered Clowney a star before the season. That’s why the speculation was that the price tag to get him would be so high.
He has never actually had a 10-plus sack season though. That being said, his two seasons prior to 2019 saw him rack up 9.5 sacks and nine sacks respectively, so the potential was there.
This season did not go all that well for Clowney in the sack category, however. Playing in 13 games, he picked up just three sacks. That’s the lowest total he’s had since he had zero in just four games in his rookie season (2014).
Sacks aren’t the only stat that matters though. Clowney had a career-high with four forced fumbles. He recovered two of them and also had his first career interception, which he returned for a touchdown.
So while the sacks weren’t really there, Clowney still made a pretty large impact on the defense. It is pretty obvious why Seattle would want him back.
The Seahawks will also be wary of the price though. They made sure not to overpay for Clowney in a trade, so they will likely do the same when it comes to his contract.
The fact that Jadeveon Clowney informed the Seahawks he wants to return is a positive sign though. It’s a sign that they could get a fair deal done quickly, allowing them to move on to other priorities fast.