Russell Wilson doesn’t want Jadeveon Clowney chasing him

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said last week that he’d like to see the team add a couple more star players to help get them back into the Super Bowl, but any additions to the roster would be mitigated by the loss of key players from the 2019 season.

One of those players is defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney is set for free agency if the Seahawks don’t sign or tag him before the start of the new league year and Wilson told Mike Florio and Chris Simms that he doesn’t want to find himself being pressured by Clowney in the future.

“Yes. Definitely don’t want him chasing me. Yeah. I had to deal with that when he played for the Houston Texans and he came to Seattle. He was all over the field,” Wilson said. “But he’s been a great addition to our team . . . just what he’s brought to our locker room. What he’s brought to the field. Really, the reality is you got to take two or three guys sometimes to go block him, you know?”

After the Seahawks lost to the Packers in the playoffs, Clowney said that he wants to play for a contender. Getting Clowney back and fulfilling Wilson’s other hopes would do a lot for Seattle’s chances of qualifying for that description.

19 responses to “Russell Wilson doesn’t want Jadeveon Clowney chasing him

  1. Much respect for Russell, however his need to be paid (and any other elite player) has severely hampered his team in securing high priced talent. Unfortunately because of that most players won’t come to the Seahawks knowing they can’t get paid their full market price, and players ready to test free agency will be heading to greener pastures.

  2. PrezTtump says:
    January 31, 2020 at 8:15 am
    Much respect for Russell, however his need to be paid (and any other elite player) has severely hampered his team in securing high priced talent. Unfortunately because of that most players won’t come to the Seahawks knowing they can’t get paid their full market price, and players ready to test free agency will be heading to greener pastures.
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    He’s done nothing that any other high caliber starting QB not named Tom Brady hasn’t done. When a proven commodity at QB comes up for a new contract, they all get the going rate which typically makes them the highest paid at their position and reduces the overall ability to improve the rest of the roster.

    The only alternative to this option is a QB on a rookie contract, or a journeyman type. Pick your poison…

  3. Much respect for Russell, however his need to be paid (and any other elite player) has severely hampered his team in securing high priced talent. Unfortunately because of that most players won’t come to the Seahawks knowing they can’t get paid their full market price, and players ready to test free agency will be heading to greener pastures.
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    That’s absurd. If anything, he should attract more free agents because of his proven track record in the league. On top of that, whatever Russell is being paid is STILL not enough. We saw that he was the only reason that team was in the playoffs this year

  4. Russell Wilson wants this, Russell Wilson wants that. They should just make him the GM. That way he can pay himself 90% of the salary cap and fill out the rest of the team with minimum wage players. That’s what he really wants.

  5. The Russell should take a pay cut commentary is pretty tired at this point — he’s at $35M, and it’s the highest for this moment in time; but for perspective Big Ben is at 34M; Rodgers is at $33.5M; Goff is at $33.5M; Wentz at $32M, Ryan at $30M — so if you think he should take a cut, then so should pretty much every other QB on a 2nd contract in the league.

  6. It looks like Seattle has 57 million dollars for free agents next year…it is possible for Seattle to hit on two starters in free agency and two starters in the draft…and get most of their good injured players from last year back by week 3 such as Will Dissly, Chris Carson, and Justin Britt…Clowney is a big question mark…he would greatly improve this team by coming back….

  7. Wilson actually deserves the top money though. Seattle wasted 10-12 million on Eddie Lacy and Luke Joeckel in 2017. Unless Wilson gets to directly sign who he wants with the money he gives back, it’s stupid to ask him to take a discount.

  8. pdway says:
    January 31, 2020 at 1:40 pm
    The Russell should take a pay cut commentary is pretty tired at this point — he’s at $35M, and it’s the highest for this moment in time; but for perspective Big Ben is at 34M; Rodgers is at $33.5M; Goff is at $33.5M; Wentz at $32M, Ryan at $30M — so if you think he should take a cut, then so should pretty much every other QB on a 2nd contract in the league
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    Only in pro sports do people expect others to take a pay cut at their job.

    No one here would do that to bring on more talent at their company.

  9. Hopefully they get him signed before free agency. If they wait, it will be more expensive. Without option to tag, the pressure is all on J.S. To get something done. Waiting to get the talks started is not a good thing. If talks are held/brushed off until free agency starts, I predict He won’t be back.

  10. chawk12thman says:
    February 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
    Hopefully they get him signed before free agency. If they wait, it will be more expensive. Without option to tag, the pressure is all on J.S. To get something done. Waiting to get the talks started is not a good thing. If talks are held/brushed off until free agency starts, I predict He won’t be back.
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    It is what it is. Clowney isnt stupid enough to fall for the ‘hey we love ya buddy, here’s 100 million 5 years, sign right now’ routine. Fans for some reason act like its their money to spend and get excited if their team saves a million or 2 with a coupon or something.

    If JC signed early, then later found out a decent team was going to offer him 3-4 more a year or 10 more mil guaranteed….do you think that would make him a happy Seahawk? Let it play out, give a competitive offer….chances are, he comes back.

  11. Clowney has seen the other side of the fence…he should make the right decision and sign with the hawks and compete for the SB every year. He said all year how much he like being with the Hawks and the way they operate.

    If not, that is on him and we’ll all wish him the best.

    One thing for sure is JS won’t overpay and screw up the Hawks large amount of cap-space to keep him. He let Frank Clark walk for this very reason and made something else happen.

    Whatever happens the Seahawks will be a contender next year because of the front-office…not necessarily one player.

    How many games did Clowney miss for his “core” injury this year? How many sacks did he have?

    As dominant as Clowney is defending the run-game there are reasons why a general manager would argue he isn’t worth absolute top dollar to keep his salary down to a reasonable level. If any front office can do that and still keep Clowney happy it’s John Schneider and Pete Carroll imho.

    We shall see.

    The comments in here about Russell Wilson’s contract are from people who have a bad quarterback or have no understanding that has salary cap structure works in the NFL.

    It would be hard to name a player in the NFL that was worth more money than Russell Wilson. There only a couple…maybe.

    Just wait till you see Mahomes new contract.

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