Jadeveon Clowney not looking to future, finally feeling settled with Seahawks

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Nearly three months after getting to Seattle, Jadeveon Clowney is finally starting to feel truly settled in with the Seahawks.

Clowney was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Seattle’s 27-24 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers last week.

“I feel like I’ve been playing okay all season. I was getting after the quarterback, rushing at all of them, just not finishing and getting sacks and everything. This game was big,” Clowney said. “They were undefeated, of course. Everybody was paying a lot of attention to their D line, what was going on with their D line. The talk coming into their game was about them. Just wanted to go out there and change the narrative. Let them know we’re still over here.”

Clowney hit 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo five times, sacked him once, and had a forced fumble and a fumble return for a touchdown. Clowney’s pressure also forced Garoppolo into two additional sacks and several incompletions.

“I’ve been getting pressure on quarterbacks a lot. Just haven’t been getting the numbers I’ve been looking for. Even in that game, I missed a few sacks,” Clowney said.

Even with Clowney, the Seahawks defensive line has struggled to be a consistent factor throughout the season. Seattle is still just tied for 28th in sacks this season with 20 through 10 games. Fourteen of those sacks have come in three games against Cincinnati, Arizona and San Francisco. However, the showing against the 49ers was the most complete showing of the season by the group.

It’s taken Clowney some time to adjust to a new defensive front and a rotating cast of characters alongside him this season.

“Yeah, I was kind of surprised. … They started moving me around throughout the first couple weeks trying to figure out where I fit. They found a good spot for me,” Clowney said of the time it’s taken to adjust. “I’m feeling pretty comfortable in that spot. I just want to continue to grow in that spot and get better at it.”

Meanwhile, Clowney said he’s not concerning himself with his lack of a contract for next season and where he’ll be playing. Clowney is playing the season on the franchise tag for Seattle which was placed on him by the Houston Texans in March. The Seahawks have agreed not to place it on Clowney again so he can reach free agency in March.

“I’m really focusing on this season,” Clowney said. “I don’t care about looking down the road. It’s just one game at a time because we can do something special here. … I’m trying to help this team try to find a way to get to the playoffs and get to the Super Bowl. That’s what I think everybody’s focusing on right now.

“It’s been wild. This whole experience, this whole year has just been mind-blowing for me. From being traded up here to being with this team, it’s a whole flip. It’s for the good. It was for the good for me. It’s been coming along good. I’m loving what the team had to offer, this whole staff got to offer. I’m just trying to fit in, to get in where they want me. I’m just trying help this team win games whatever I can do.”

11 responses to “Jadeveon Clowney not looking to future, finally feeling settled with Seahawks

  1. I’m glad he is focused. However, I’m hoping that the Seahawks’ front office is getting ready and looking to the future. He undoubtedly will be offered an extension this off season, that I hope he agrees to sign.

  2. A very-inspired trade by Schneider for a Pro Bowler in his prime. I put my money on the Seattle front office signing Clowney long-term. He is a conspiculous difference-maker on a talented young defensive line which with Jarran Reed is getting better every week.

  3. Am I crazy thinking he might sign for a deal that would be reasonable to both sides?

    Having seen the other side of the fence he might feel he has found his home and want to stay. Seattle is demanding place that plays top-notch football but somehow it happens in a positive way where players really enjoy themselves …and the RIGHT kind of players enjoy that freedom to be themselves and prove they belong by working hard and being great on their own accord without being treated like children.

    The more I hear Clowney talk the more I hear a humble yet very talented player I want my kids to admire. Russell might be rubbing off on him a bit…one game at a time.

  4. This d-line will continue to improve as Reed works his way back. Also, I know it was only one game, but Diggs looks like he could be a HUGE asset to help the young guys in the secondary for that second-half surge that Pete is known for. Could be a fun ride!

  5. Curious will Seahawks able to sign him.I’m preety sure he is looking for a 20 million dollar a year contract.I would think 5 year 100 million 60 to 80 million guarantee.Can the Seahawks afford that

  6. The best thing he can do for his future (wherever he may ultimately end up) is to stay healthy and have a good season. If he stinks and/or if he lands on IR, he won’t get a good contract offer from anyone, least of all from Penny-pinching Mode, aka Seattle.

  7. californianewton says:
    November 21, 2019 at 3:48 pm
    The best thing he can do for his future (wherever he may ultimately end up) is to stay healthy and have a good season. If he stinks and/or if he lands on IR, he won’t get a good contract offer from anyone, least of all from Penny-pinching Mode, aka Seattle.

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    The way he destroyed SF on Monday night, maybe they’ll pony up whatever he wants just out of pure fear. Jimmy G would probably pitch in. If he did, that would contribute toward getting his pay back down in line with his worth. Write it off as “medical insurance”.

  8. Definitely made himself a bunch of dough last Monday night . . .looked like a $20M/year guy. Hope he keeps it up.

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