Jadeveon Clowney traded to Seahawks for 3rd-round pick, players
Jadeveon Clowney has gotten his way.
The Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks agreed to a trade Saturday morning that will send the former No. 1 overall pick to the Seahawks. In exchange, Houston is getting a 2020 third-round pick, linebacker Jacob Martin, and pass-rusher Barkevious Mingo. If the return doesn’t seem like much, it’s probably because it isn’t, and Houston is currently operating without a GM.
Clowney received a franchise tag from the Texans this offseason but did not sign a tender. The Texans wanted to trade him to Miami, but he reportedly did not want to play for the Dolphins and instead preferred Seattle or Philadelphia.
If Clowney signs his tender, he will earn around $16 million this season. Seattle would have to try and work out a long-term deal with the pass-rusher, franchise tag him again, or risk losing him over the offseason.
This is a critical move for the Seahawks’ defense. They traded Frank Clark to Kansas City, lost Earl Thomas to Baltimore, and Jarran Reed is suspended the first six games of the season. They needed some high-end talent and have gotten that.