Jadeveon Clowney wants to play for a contender

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Now that he’s had a taste of postseason success, Jadeveon Clowney wants more.

The veteran defensive end, who spent the year with Seattle after coming over in trade from the Texans, said he has a clear priority when he looks at his pending free agency.

I just want to win,” Clowney said, via Joe Fann of NBCSportsNorthwest.com. “I want to get that Super Bowl, by any means. That’s what I’m looking for. Who’s going to get me there? I’m not looking to get on no sorry team for no money. That ain’t gonna fly.

“I’m not going to fight through all that just to lose 16 games and go home with my check. I hate that. That ain’t what I’m doing. If I can’t do that — I’m not going to no team that can’t win.”

That does not preclude a return to the Seahawks, but the first order of business is expected to be surgery to repair the core muscle injury which slowed him late in the season.

He only had three sacks in the regular season, but the former Texans franchise-tag recipient should still have a strong market in March.

It will just come with conditions.

22 responses to “Jadeveon Clowney wants to play for a contender

  1. With the dropoff of the older franchise QBs, there are many teams that are a slam dunk. Maybe just stay where you are or join last night’s opponent…

  2. You haven’t even earned your money from your past contracts dude , your the Sam Bradford of the DEs.

  3. Ya, in other words “working hard and building a foundation doesn’t matter to me. I want to be on a team that has the best shot at getting to the Superbowl, and who can pay me the most money”.
    This guy turned into a class act.

  4. Clowney is a good run defender, but as a pass rusher he’s nothing special except for 1 game earlier in the year (his breakout game as Pete Carrol called it).

    He’s the kind of player who wants to get paid a fortune, but you can get almost as much production with a far cheaper player.

    I’d let him walk and get a compensatory draft pick.

  5. Doesn’t get the big sack numbers, but he is a very disruptive player.

    If he went to a contender with a stronger DL he could really shine.

    As a 49er fan, I say get him out of the NFC West!!!

  6. Yikes, guy is shaping up to be a headcase and a dirty player if he’s not there already.

    He’s either going to keep bouncing around the league ala Michael Bennett, or be out of the league in a couple years, You can have him, stay away from my team please.

  7. average player at best? what games are you watching?

    don’t know if seattle will pay him what the market will bring – but he’s the most dynamic defensive player they’ve got. and he could have packed it in w the core injury, but played through it. this ‘head case’ narrative is out of nowhere.

    only concern IMO is health. guys like him sometimes burn out early.

  8. Very strong, straight ahead guy with little flexibility, which is why his sack totals are low. Definitely disruptive with that kind of strength, but he’s really not a very good DE. He should put on ten pounds and move to DT – He looks strong enough to play Nose tackle at his current weight

  9. This guy has stolen how many millions off the backs of you Texas fans? He didn’t earn a dime of his past contract with the Texans, now he says ‘he want’s to play for a contender’.
    Give the man a clue. He has played with two contenders and plays for one presently.
    The mindset of these jocks is simply amazing.

  10. Nice deal if you not only get paid silly money, but also be on a contender.

    Of course, he could spin the Carson Wentz play… Try to lessen the image…
    “Sure, I hit him in the head, but we both still had our helmets on. I’m not Myles Garrett.”

  11. First he is better at stopping the run then rushing the passer, this has been the case since the Texans drafted him. He doesn’t give 100% on the field for ever game. He get hurt ofetn, I know this happens in the NFL but he doesn’t play hurt like other players do. I’m glad the Texans traded him, just wish they were smart enough to do it sooner and got a better deal.

  12. To win the Super Bowl, his next team would need to win the conference championship game first. His current team has not been to the conference championship game, let alone winning it, since the 2014 season. That is 5 straight seasons. If winning is the most important thing, then he should be looking elsewhere.

  13. How many flags did you have last game??
    He is a one trick pony, has been injured and patched up and when an O lineman stops him he gets dirty!
    You may want to play for a SB winner, but do they want you?

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