Jadeveon Clowney Signing With New Orleans Saints?
Jadeveon Clowney signing with the New Orleans Saints is becoming increasingly likelier with each passing day.
On Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks made headlines when they traded away several first-round draft selections and safety Bradley McDougald to the New York Jets for disgruntled safety Jamal Adams.
The move will do a lot to shore up the Seattle secondary and boost the team’s defense overall, but it is a symbolic death knell in the idea of Clowney returning to the fold.
Last year, the Seahawks traded for Clowney – giving up two players and a third-round draft selection to the Houston Texans in the process.
In 15 outings with Seattle, Clowney recorded 4.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 recovered fumbles and 16 hits on the quarterback.
Despite that, Clowney was not a highly sought-after figure in free agency. In fact, popular sentiment seemed to indicate that he would return to the Seahawks after he spurned his only other legitimate suitor in the Cleveland Browns, and they subsequently broke the bank on Myles Garrett.
With the amount of the payroll that Adams will now demand, re-signing Clowney does not seem feasible for Seattle.
So where will he go?
Well, if wide receiver Michael Thomas has his way, the answer will be the Saints. He tweeted this much on Saturday.
Clowney to New Orleans or I don’t want to hear it 🖤⚜️
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) July 25, 2020
New Orleans can offer Clowney a one-year contract and remain under the salary cap, but there is a valid question to be asked regarding whether the team actually needs him.
Last year, Clowney put up his lowest numbers ever. He appears to be on the downswing of his career. Sure, he could fit nicely alongside Cameron Jordan and Marcus Davenport, but how much would he really bring to the table at this stage?
Will the Saints ultimately sign the 27-year-old? If they do, the move will be made at some point in the next few weeks.
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