Previously on the Jadeveon Clowney saga
There have been so many twists and turns here that you can’t fully appreciate it unless you see it all laid out in one place.
-Before the season the Houston Texans trade Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks for an embarrassingly small return.
-Clowney has a good, not great season where his disruptiveness was more than his stats would indicate. Despite some injuries and no long term commitment, the Seattle Seahawks want to retain him.
-Clowney initially wanted to be the highest-paid EDGE in the NFL, or at least close to it. However, the money was never there for him even when there was still a chance that teams could bring him in for a physical immediately.
-Franchise tags, re-signings and free agent EDGEs finding a different home quickly shriveled up a lot of the potential market that Clowney may have had if his medicals had been taken care of before the pandemic.
-After backing off of his initial price, we can guess that no one was ready to top $20 million AAV and it sounds like he is pushing hard for an $18-17 million AAV and no one is biting on that yet either.
-At that point it was down to the Seahawks and Titans after a mystery team (believed to be the Indianapolis Colts or New York Jets) dropped out.
-The Cleveland Browns make a push to make this a three-way bidding war, but after initially sounding close to a deal the parties push away and regroup. At the time it looked like a ploy to drive up the price, but now it appears it may be real.
Now you are caught up so let’s talk about some major developments.