The 2019 NFL season didn’t end the way Seattle Seahawks’ star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney hoped it would. Seattle suffered a 28-23 defeat to Green Bay Packers in Divisional Round, which prevented Clowney to make his first Super Bowl career appearance. He hopes, however, that he’ll be there next year even if it’s not in Seahawks’ jersey.
Clowney is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, and he is determined to make his decision based on his chances to win and not money. The 26-year-old told the media after the Packers’ game that his priority in free agency will be signing with the team that can get him to Super Bowl.
“I just want to win,” said Clowney. “I’m trying to get to the Super Bowl by any means. That’s what I’m looking for: Who’s going to get me there? I ain’t looking to get on no sorry team for no money. That ain’t going to fly. I ain’t gonna put my body through all of that just to lose no 16 games, go home with my check. I’d hate that, so that ain’t what I’m doing. So if I can’t win no Super Bowl, I ain’t going to no team that can’t win.”
Jadeveon Clowney has had a bit of a down year this season, managing only 3.0 sacks, but was regardless impactful for Seahawks’ defense scoring two defensive touchdowns. Seattle will definitely want to keep him around while he should attract numerous other suitors around the league as well.
Clowney, who was the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, spent the first five years of his career with Houston Texans. During that time, he had three Pro Bowl appearances and one Second-team All-Pro selection while recording 29.0 sacks.
After Clowney and Texans failed to reach a contract extension agreement, he was traded to Seahawks in exchange for Jacob Martin, Barkevious Mingo, and 2020’s third-round pick.