Jadeveon Clowney Signing With Chiefs, Seahawks Or Cowboys?
Jadeveon Clowney remains unsigned. After a lot of chatter about how the Houston Texans trading him to the Seattle Seahawks would mark a career resurgence for the 27-year-old, and how that would set him up for many seasons to come, none of that actually happened.
Clowney is an above average — but not elite — defensive end. For six years, everyone has been waiting for him to become the beast he was at South Carolina, and it just never materialized.
That doesn’t mean the Texans were wrong to spend the No. 1 overall pick on him in 2014 – it just means he is not the franchise-changer they hoped he would be.
Unfortunately, Clowney seems to have it in his head that he is that guy. And that is why he remains without a team at this juncture in the offseason.
A good message posted by Jadeveon Clowney on IG stories as people everywhere evolve & adapt in the midst of the pandemic too. Separately, it will be interesting to watch how the Vic Beasley storyline plays out in Tennessee & the Jets defense sans Adams & Mosley. pic.twitter.com/kVTmeshKZC
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 13, 2020
Again, Clowney is not a bad player. He is above average. But he also has never recorded more than nine sacks in a single season. He is injury prone. And most importantly, he has a really inflated sense of self-worth.
The Cleveland Browns were said to have been very interested in Clowney, but he didn’t want any part of them. Now he is running out of options.
At this stage, the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys are his only real prospects.
From @gmfb: After Everson Griffen went to the #Cowboys, the #Seahawks would still like to sign a veteran pass-rusher. Perhaps Clay Matthews or Jadeveon Clowney will generate some discussion. pic.twitter.com/HsKUOUoMEZ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 13, 2020
Jadeveon Clowney Has 3 Legit Choices
If he goes to Kansas City, Clowney will not get the payday he is looking for. It will be a value-building move that also permits him to ring chase.
The Cowboys also make a lot of sense. They have money left over and need to shore up their defense. Playing in the NFC East means that Clowney will have the opportunity to regularly terrorize Dwayne Haskins, Daniel Jones and inevitably whoever Carson Wentz’s backup is on the week Dallas plays the Philadelphia Eagles.
Finally, the Seahawks remain a safe and easy option. If Clowney can’t do any better, he will go back to Pete Carroll and Co. for one more season.
One way or another, Clowney will need to make a decision soon. And when he does, it will give us a clearer picture of where his career stands big picture.