Video: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson pleads for Jadeveon Clowney to return to Seattle
Jadeveon Clowney is still a free agent, and while most have assumed that he will eventually re-sign with the Seattle Seahawks, there are no guarantees.
Clowney entered the offseason expecting Aaron Donald or Khalil Mack money. But it seems pretty clear that he is not going to get that pay day. As a result, the defensive end has reportedly lowered his asking price, which has opened the field to more potential suitors — not just the Seahawks.
Now, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is taking to social media to try and convince Clowney to stay in Seattle:
“I need you, homie,” Wilson said on Instagram. “Clowney, come back. Don’t leave me. Don’t leave, Clowney. Don’t leave us. We need you, bro! Anyways, man. Clowney, you’re my homie. I love playing with you, bro. Hopefully, we get to do it some more, man. That’s what the fans want.”
The Seahawks initially acquired Clowney in a trade with the Houston Texans last September. He played in 13 games this past season, registering 31 tackles, three sacks, an interception, four forced fumbles, a couple of fumble recoveries and a pair of defensive touchdowns. During much of the second half of the year, he battled a sports hernia. He eventually underwent core muscle surgery to repair the issue back in February.
The 27-year-old spent the first five seasons of his career with the Texans after being drafted No. 1 overall in 2014. He made three Pro Bowls in Houston, with his best year coming in 2017 when he racked up 59 tackles and 9.5 sacks.
The Seahawks went 11-5 this past season and ultimately fell to the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.