The Texans Completely Screwed Up Jadeveon Clowney Trade
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Sep 01, 2019,
Sep 01, 2019, 0:26
Add that with Clowney finding out the Texans wanted to trade him, and this is the final result.
The Houston Chronicle reported on Thursday that the Eagles were one of at least five teams that the Houston Texans have spoken with about a potential trade for Pro Bowl defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Clowney also fired longtime agent Bus Cook, as his future remains in limbo.
The 26-year-old Clowney is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.
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Clowney was set to sign his one-year franchise player deal to facilitate the trade, according to the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made.
Instead, Clowney is reportedly heading to another team within the NFC in the Seattle Seahawks, leaving plenty of Philadelphia fans feeling frustration over the missed opportunity. Clowney ultimately has the leverage - he has yet to sign his franchise tag offer sheet and until he does, he's unable to be moved. But he could make as much as $17.13 million if the team trading for him authorizes tagging him as a defensive end, which carries a higher price tag than linebacker. It's unknown if those teams are reciprocating his reported interest.
Clowney should be a great fit on defense, and despite missing out on his offseason workouts with the Texans, his transition with the Seahawks should be a smooth one. Until he does that, teams can continue to recruit him for the upcoming National Football League season.
While the 2014 No. 1 pick doesn't have the staggering sack totals of other elite pass-rushers - he has 18.5 total over the past two seasons - he is one of the NFL's best at his position. The Miami Dolphins, who did receive permission to contact Clowney, reportedly met with him last week. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound pass0rusher had 47 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, a pass defensed and a touchdown in 15 games last season. In '17, he had 9.5 sacks and 59 tackles.