Right before the 2019 NFL season began, Bill O’Brien traded Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks or a third round pick that later became Gareon Conley, plus Jacob Martin and Barkevious Mingo. One member of that trio is now gone. BIG PLAY Barkevious Mingo has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears.
Former Texans linebacker Barkevious Mingo's one-year Bears deal is for $1.187 million, $887,000 fully guaranteed, according to a league source. Texans had interest in Mingo during process, including an offer at one point, but Bears stepped up to get the deal done— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 23, 2020
Mingo didn’t rush the passer. He didn’t play much defense at all really. He didn’t do anything to replace what Clowney did for this team. What he did to was play a lot of special teams, and most importantly, he blocked a punt that evolved into a Lonnie Johnson Jr. scoop and score to put the Texans up 14-0 against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs.
For a moment there, for a small sliver of time, the Clowney trade was 100% worth it, until, well, until the Kansas City Chiefs detonated a crappy Texans’ pass defense that couldn’t cover or rush the passer. Yeah, Clowney would have been helpful then and there. I guess it wasn’t worth it.
Even though BIG PLAY Mingo is gone, we will always have that punt block.