After a slow start of his stint with Seattle Seahawks, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is becoming an indispensable part of the team’s defense. Whether he will remain that in 2020, however, is yet to be seen.
Clowney, who joined Seattle in August from Houston Texans, will be a free agent after this season. And while many believe he will end up staying with the Seahawks, the 26-year-old Pro Bowler seems unwilling to commit to that just yet.
Speaking with reporters ahead of Seahawks’ Week 12 game against Philadelphia Eagles, Clowney said that he isn’t thinking about his free agency at the moment and is focused on getting to the Super Bowl.
“Right now I’m just focusing on trying to get ready to go for the Eagles,” – Clowney told reporters. “A lot of football left, and I’m really focused on this season. I don’t care about looking down the road, just one game at a time, because we can do something special here. … That’s all I’m really focused on is trying to help this team trying to find a way to get to the playoffs and get to the Super Bowl.”
Jadeveon Clowney was a free agent this year, but the Houston Texans decided to place a franchise tag on him after two sides were not able to agree on a long-term deal. Clowney grew unsatisfied in Houston after that and ended up being traded to Seattle.
When they acquired Clowney, Seahawks agreed not to franchise tag him again and will now need to pay him big money to keep him on the team. If not, other teams will probably be more than happy to lure him with a massive offer.
Clowney had his ups and downs this season, but it looks like he is now fully settled in Seahawks’ defense. In last three games, he managed to get 10 tackles, 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one touchdown from a fumble recovery.