Jadeveon Clowney franchised tagged by the Houston Texans back in March. Since then Clowney has no signed his franchise tender to play this season. Clowney is not designated as a defensive end but is as a linebacker. What does this mean? It means that it is a $1.2 million difference in contract value. It appears Clowney will not be signing any time soon, with the Houston Texans needing offensive line help and maybe more top draft picks, they should try to trade Clowney. Here are four trade destinations for Clowney.
The Redskins make since with left tackle Trent Williams is holding out also. Williams would be a significant upgrade for the Texans offensive line. Somebody to protect Deshaun Watson blind side. Although the Redskins do not need Clowney, you can not turn down not having a player of his magnitude. If this trade were to happen, it would benefit both teams.
New York Jets
The Jets are stable in the middle of their defensive line with Quinnen Williams and Leonard Williams. They Drafted Jachi Polite in the third round of the draft to produce edge pressure. The Jets would be a perfect match for Jadeveon Clowney. With both Williams getting a lot of attention on the inside, it could free up Clowney for some on one matchups on edge. If this trade were to happen, the Jets front seven would be scary.
The Seahawks is another possible trade destination for Clowney. Seattle has the cap space to carry whatever Clowney franchise tag tender would be. The Seahawks need edge rushers since Frank Clark is gone. The Seahawks depend on Ezekiel Ansah and L.J Collier to develop quickly to cover for the loss of Clark. Clowney would add a different dynamic to the Seahawks defense, especially with the crowd noise, Clowney could have a monster season with Seattle. The Seahawks can get the deal done with a couple of draft picks and maybe one player.