My heart was bruised without Jadeveon Clowney around last season. The Texans were a less entertaining team to watch without that smoke monster, the dreaded tornado, that witch doctor prancing around the backfield wearing a garland of human heads. In addition to that, the Texans were a worse team without Jadeveon Clowney. The offense was limited to a ball control state to keep the defense off the field, a defense that was one of the worst ones in the league in 2019. Houston trading Clowney for Barkevious Mingo, Jacob Martin, and what became Gareon Conley, was the biggest reason for the defense’s drop off.
The Seattle Seahawks are in a similar position the Houston Texans were in last season. The major difference is Seattle can’t franchise tag Clowney and limit his ability to take off and play somewhere else. That being said, Seattle can choose to keep Clowney around long-term, or do what Houston did, and choose to let him play elsewhere.
To discuss these things I went on the Field Gulls podcast, the Seattle Seahawks SB Nation site, to discuss the Texans decision to trade Clowney, how the trade worked out for Houston, his performance last season, and whether or not Seattle should extend him.
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