Texans star Jadeveon Clowney continues to avoid discussing contract situation
Throughout much of the season, one of the underlying topics of discussion around the Houston Texans has been the contract situation surrounding star outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.
In each instance that this topic has been brought up, Clowney has avoided the discussion altogether. This has continued to remain the case this week as he has voiced that his focus is solely on helping push his team toward the Super Bowl. (h/t John Newby of 247 Sports)
“You never know what’s going to happen. You just play. You don’t live in whatever’s going to happen. You live in the now, and right now, we got the Jacksonville Jaguars up, and that’s a big game. I don’t think nobody wants to talk about a contract right now. Shoot, we got a chance to win a Super Bowl. Right now, we got a little stretch of six weeks to go out here and put everything we got up for this stretch and try to get to the Super Bowl…I’m not really worried about my contract. I feel like we win that and let everything else take care of itself.”
Clowney is currently playing under the fifth-year option of his ro0kie deal that is worth roughly $12.3 million for the 2018 campaign. Prior to the start of the regular season, he had voiced the desire to work out a long-term deal, but he had been working through a nagging knee injury.
He has since moved past that playing at a high level that has helped him earn his third straight Pro Bowl selection as he currently has 9.0 sacks, 46 total tackles, and three forced fumbles. He has proven to be a key piece of the puzzle defensively and helped form a formidable pass-rushing duo alongside All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt.
Ultimately, this is a situation that will work itself out over the offseason with the Texans more than likely getting a new lucrative deal done to keep Clowney in Houston for the long haul.