The second storyline dominating the NFL, way behind if the NFL will play games with fans or if training camps will open on time, is where Jadeveon Clowney will end up. The great football player who can’t quite get ten sacks, or even five in Seattle last season, still doesn’t have a home.
The new report is the Cleveland Browns tried to put their cap space to use to pair Clowney with Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon, only for Clowney to balk at their offer because the amount was too low or because he simply doesn’t want to play in Cleveland. Clowney has stated he wants to play for a winner, which means teams with cap space like Washington, Detroit, and Miami (once again) wouldn’t be places that fit his desires.
The Colts, Eagles, and Titans are all playoff possible teams who have the cap space and could use a player like Clowney. The longer this drags on, the greater chance it may mean Clowney signs another one-year contract and continue to be a decapitating nomadic mercenary.
And the Texans, well, the Texans have $17 million in space before a Deshaun Watson contract extension. They don’t have any long-term problematic contracts. They could quickly create space by cutting veterans who have already been paid their bonuses. The Texans’ biggest pass defense free agent signing was Eric Murray, so they’re trotting out a nearly identical defense next season. Clowney would be an enormous improvement to Houston’s front and offer J.J. Watt insurance as well. For one year and $15 million, or hell even three years $45 million, Clowney would be an absolute steal.
Because of this, would you be interested in the Texans reaching out to Clowney to bring him back to Houston? If so, what type of contract would you be willing to offer?
Should the Texans sign Jadeveon Clowney?
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