Even with lowering his asking price, Jadeveon Clowney’s contract demands are unreasonable. Don’t believe us? What team is he playing for right now? Exactly.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, it appears that the former No. 1 overall pick is going to leave. The Seattle Seahawks are the only team to have reportedly offered a contract.
Based on Seattle’s offer to keep Clowney, it was way below the asking price.
“The Seahawks had a really strong offer to him,” Garafolo said during an interview on 950 KJR in Seattle. “I don’t know how many different kinds of offers there were, but I know there was a one-year offer, from what I’m told. . . . From my understanding, it was in the $15 million range. He’s still looking in his eyes at $20 million. . . .”
Clowney was originally looking for $20 million, but recently dropped his asking price to $17-$18 million. He was also looking for a multi-year deal and not a one year deal.
Some may call this initial offer “insulting,” but in the eyes of Garafolo, Seattle shouldn’t expect Clowney back.
“I don’t know that he’s going to be back in Seattle. I would say that the chances are slim to none right now that he’ll be back there. They certainly did whatever they could, and if they didn’t have the strongest offer, they certainly had one that was extremely competitive. Nothing in the realm of what Clowney wants, but nobody’s living in that realm right now, to be honest with you.”
The Tennessee Titans were reported to have interest, but until that price drops, don’t expect a deal. However, according to Andrew Sicilliano of the New York Post, GM Jon Robinson isn’t completely ruling anything out yet.
“Jon Robinson, on Jadeveon Clowney: “We haven’t closed the door on anything, but I would say that we really haven’t inched closer to having any finality.”
The Titans have the No. 29 overall pick in the draft and could use that pick on a pass rusher too. We will know more on Thursday.