Seahawks news: Seattle was willing to go only so far with Jadeveon Clowney
The Seattle Seahawks were interested in bringing back Jadeveon Clowney for another season, but he still remains in free agency. While it remains to be seen what Seattle offered him, the Seahawks were only willing to retain him for the right price.
To begin free agency, Clowney was seeking a multi-year contract that paid him $20 million annually. After receiving little to no interest, the former No. 1 pick lowered his asking price. Still, Clowney hasn’t seen much interest from teams and is willing to wait for the deal he likes.
Clowney finished with just three sacks and four forced fumbles in his first — and possibly only — season with the Seahawks. In his defense, Clowney was dealing with a nagging core injury for the majority of the season.
On Monday, the New York Giants utilized the rare unrestricted free agent tender on Markus Golden. By doing so, the Giants assure that they will accrue a compensatory pick for him if he signs elsewhere.
On the other hand, if another team does not make him an offer by July 22, Golden must remain with New York. Lastly, his contract with the Giants would be a 10-percent increase from the year prior.
For the Seahawks, they could have done the same for Clowney, giving him a one-year, $16.5 million contract in 2020. Regardless of where, when or if he signs elsewhere, Seattle wasn’t interested in keeping him for $16.5 million next season.