Jadaveon Clowney is still sitting around as a free agent, but the Seattle Seahawks defensive end has multiple teams reportedly looking to sign him to a new deal. Even though the dominant lineman lowered his price tag once, the rumored offers have yet to hit a benchmark that will make him happy. Specifically, two teams, in particular, are rumored to be actively seeking a deal with the All-Pro.
After just one season with the Seahawks, Clowney chose to test the free-agent market. He didn’t have the greatest numbers in 2019, but teams know that he is a talented defensive lineman who would make any team immediately stronger.
I'm told the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans are still interested in Jadeveon Clowney. Both teams have made multiple offers, but nothing that matches Clowney's desired price tag. Sources believe "he is just not in a hurry to sign".
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) May 1, 2020
The NFL free-agent season is nearly 2 months old, and Clowney may be considered one of the top free agents heading into the new league year. While he’s not in a hurry to sign, he’ll have to decide soon or the interested teams could fill the spots that are being left open for him.
Upon the start of his search for a new team, Clowney was initially seeking more than $20 million per season. After three weeks on the open market, CBS Sports states he lowered his asking price to the range of $17 million to $18 million. Even at the lower dollar amount, no teams are willing to commit to him just yet.
At the time, the Seahawks and Titans were the primary teams with high interest in Clowney, and that remained true at the start of March.
Clowney arrived in Seattle via a trade with the Houston Texans before the 2019 season. He had 11 starts in 13 games played for the Seahawks last year, but his numbers weren’t overly impressive. By the end of the season, Clowney had 31 total tackles, three sacks, seven tackles for loss, and one interception.
All of these numbers are the lowest of his career except for his rookie season. That year, he was limited to just four games due to injury. Last season, Clowney dealt with a sports hernia, which led to some missed games and his statistics being lower than in past years.
In each of the three seasons before 2019, Clowney earned Pro Bowl selections. His last two seasons in Houston, he racked up nine-and-a-half and nine sacks respectively to go along with three forced fumbles. There is still a lot of gas left in the tank of the former first-round pick, but lowering his price tag a second time may be the way to snag himself a new deal.