No new deal expected for Jadeveon Clowney

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Teams have until next Monday to reach long-term deals with their franchise-tagged players, but it appears that deadline is going to pass without action in Houston.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, no deal is expected for pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney, and he’ll play this year on his one-year deal for $15.967 million.

Wilson also notes that Clowney isn’t expected to miss any games, but could miss “a major portion” of training camp.

The fact the Texans don’t have a General Manager at the moment can’t really help negotiations, but Clowney’s history of knee problems might give a team pause as well.

26 responses to “No new deal expected for Jadeveon Clowney

  1. This is code for he wants more money and longer terms then Houston is willing to risk… but how can he possibly survive on only $15,967,000 for a a season? It’s inhumane. I’m either going to start a “Go Fund Me” page for him or start dropping off food baskets at his home. (thumbs up if you understand sarcasm).

  2. He has vastly underperformed under his rookie contract. The good news for Houston is since he wants to get paid he might finally be motivated to produce like the #1 pick instead of the one-hit wonder he is.

    Some team will give him a truckload of money and regret it after he plays about two games for them before he’s injured again. Plus, if he goes somewhere else, he won’t have JJ Watt on the DL getting double-teamed so Clowney can run around free and (not) make plays. I don’t know how you can say he’s been anything but a disappointment as the #1 pick overall.

  3. Whoever signs Clowney will be very pleased with their investment… when he is on the field that is.

  4. Clowney’s agent should probably let him know that he shouldn’t get his hopes up on being the highest paid LB in the league, cause Jadeveon is nowhere near as good as he thinks he is.

  5. As a Texans fan, I am fine with this approach. I feel like Clowney wants to be paid as the best defensive player in the NFL, but I am personally concerned about his health issues and his motivation after signing that contract. I wouldn’t be opposed to dealing him if a team was willing to pony up a couple of picks (ala Khalil Mack).

    At worst, make him prove himself for another season and then sign him long-term after that.

  6. whenwilliteverend says:
    July 9, 2019 at 5:53 pm
    He has vastly underperformed under his rookie contract. The good news for Houston is since he wants to get paid he might finally be motivated to produce like the #1 pick instead of the one-hit wonder he is.
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    Another uninformed post on Clowney. The only season he under performed was his rookie season, when he was injured. He’s been a disruptive force since then, only missing a couple of games through injury. He’s also been in the top 3 in tackles for loss the last 3 seasons.
    He’ll be in the top 5 paid in 2019 and sign a contract before 2020.

  7. Because even on the franchise tag this year, and even next year at roughly $19 million, that’s still a better deal than the contracts Frank Clark and Demarcus Lawrence got.

  8. Sign the man and put a big injury clause in contract. I doubt he would sign it because I feel soon as he cashes in he will be hurt a lot.

  9. Every time I see the Texans, either on TV or in Jacksonville, I see Mercilus not Clowney. Clowney is good but given his injury history I’m not sure he’s a wise investment.

  10. bluenose1965 says:
    July 9, 2019 at 6:25 pm
    whenwilliteverend says:
    July 9, 2019 at 5:53 pm
    He has vastly underperformed under his rookie contract. The good news for Houston is since he wants to get paid he might finally be motivated to produce like the #1 pick instead of the one-hit wonder he is.
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    Another uninformed post on Clowney. The only season he under performed was his rookie season, when he was injured. He’s been a disruptive force since then, only missing a couple of games through injury. He’s also been in the top 3 in tackles for loss the last 3 seasons.
    He’ll be in the top 5 paid in 2019 and sign a contract before 2020.
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    How about this; over 200 players had more tackles then Clowney last year and 23 players had more sacks. Does that warrant top 5 pay?

  11. He is an athletic freak and is versatile/disruptive (in the Texans scheme) when healthy, but he seems to be a hang nail away from injured reserve. Let him play out his existing deal and if he can justify the mega contract, so be it.

  12. Another uninformed post on Clowney. The only season he under performed was his rookie season, when he was injured. He’s been a disruptive force since then, only missing a couple of games through injury. He’s also been in the top 3 in tackles for loss the last 3 seasons.
    He’ll be in the top 5 paid in 2019 and sign a contract before 2020

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    You get it! All dumb fans look at are sacks, but I will take a guy making TFLs and pressure all day over a guy who makes 13 coverage sacks on broken plays and doesnt provide consistent pressure on the qb.

  13. Having JJ Watt getting much attention, this guy should be having great rushing stats. He doesn’t and not worth keeping him more then his contract specifies.

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