What Seahawks can offer Jadeveon Clowney on new contract
The Seattle Seahawks know that Jadeveon Clowney remains a free agent with just a couple of weeks to go until training camps commence.
The former No. 1 overall pick has been content to wait out the market until getting the kind of lucrative offer he so desires, though it seems increasingly unlikely Jadeveon Clowney will get as much money as he might like.
If Jadeveon Clowney refuses to sign a long-term deal, however, the Seattle Seahawks could be in good position to bring him back.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times noted the Seahawks can no longer pay Clowney around $16 million a year, but might still offer him a one-year deal, which would allow Jadeveon Clowney to reenter the market next spring:
No, Seattle isn’t going to offer (Jadeveon) Clowney $15-16 million a year or so as it originally did. But the Seahawks can still offer a one-year deal that would allow Clowney to return to a place he feels comfortable and maybe set himself up for another run at free agency in 2021 (with everything these days written with the caveats that things at some point will be normal).
Seahawks GM John Schneider repeatedly indicated the team was open to re-signing Jadeveon Clowney in recent months.
But Schneider also was not willing to wait around for Clowney to make a decision. He signed Bruce Irvin and Benson Mayowa to solidify Seattle’s defensive front.
Still, bringing Jadeveon Clowney back into the fold would give the Seahawks a fearsome (and deep) pass-rush, and the 27-year-old might be enticed to compete for another Super Bowl before reentering the open market.