Houston Texans Trade Jadeveon Clowney To Seahawks

On Friday, the Houston Texans agreed to send pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, a former number one overall pick, to the Seattle Seahawks. In return for Clowney, the Texans will receive a 2020 third-round pick, DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo and LB Jacob Martin. Good for Seattle?

The deal also calls for the Texans to pay $7 million of Clowney’s salary. This while the Seahawks will pay the remaining $8 million he is due this season.

For the Seahawks, the trade is a smart move. For the reason that Mingo was on the team’s bubble and likely would have been cut over the weekend, while Martin, a sixth round pick in last year’s draft, has some upside but is not on the same level as Jadeveon Clowney. If the team is unable to sign Clowney next offseason, the deal won’t cost them much. Bad for Houston Texans?

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The Texans on the other hand gave up a player that has made it to three consecutive Pro Bowls without getting a lot in return.

Jadeveon Clowney struggled with knee injuries early in his career. JC missed 15 games in his first two seasons. In 2016, he played through wrist and elbow injuries, appearing in 14 games and making the Pro Bowl for the first time. Since then, he has missed just one game over two seasons.

“It’s a big move for us,” tackle Duane Brown told ESPN. “He is a game-changer in my opinion. Just spending time with him in Houston Texans, I know he is respected by offensive coordinators, guys that have to prepare for him. I think he will really thrive for us. I know Clowney has to get a physical, but he’s excited. I’ve been telling him it’s a reputable organization here. I’m not sure why it all fell apart in Houston. I know how he works. I’m looking forward to getting him out there with us now.”

September 2, 2019 by : Posted in NFL No Comments

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