Being named the top defensive player in one’s conference is always cause for celebration, but especially so when one is trying to get a new contract that will place one in the rarefied air currently occupied by Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald’s recent extensions.
The NFL named Houston #Texans DE/OLB @clownejd the AFC Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the team’s 37-34 overtime victory over the Colts in Week 4. He recorded 4 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 4 quarterback hits, 4 tackle for loss & a fumble recovery for a touchdown pic.twitter.com/9S21Zcv8yU— Texans PR (@TexansPR) October 3, 2018
Congrats to Jadeveon Clowney on this honor. He was a beast against the Colts; his overtime sack of Andrew Luck on Indianapolis’ final ill-fated drive was the reason the Colts found themselves on fourth down to begin with. Quenton Nelson certainly won’t forget his encounter with Clowney: