Texans defensive star Jadeveon Clowney was expected to return to his team after Saturday’s preseason game. This did not go as planned as Clowney was a no show at Texans’ practice. Clowney ended up firing his agent Bus Cook, showing distaste for how negotiations were going. This is a sign that he intends to return if only to negotiate a trade to another team.
Miami Dolphins considering trading for Jadeveon Clowney
One potential suitor for Clowney that has surfaced are the Miami Dolphins. For now it appears that they are not interested in a long-term deal with the defensive star. The Miami Herald published an article that revealed the Dolphins as the front runner to secure Clowney. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed that Clowney has met with Miami’s head coach Brian Flores and other front-office executives.
Clowney has shown interest in Miami, but has recently suggested his preference in being traded to Houston or Seattle. The Houston Chronicle’s reporter Aaron Wilson said that Clowney wants to be traded to Seattle or Philadelphia. Clowney clearly wants to be traded to a team that has a serious shot at winning a Super Bowl title. Miami still appears to be a rebuilding team. Clowney can still hold out and wait for an offer to arrive on his lap.
Houston Texans office vacancies affecting Jadeveon Clowney future
Clowney’s firing of his agent shows that he is tired of not knowing what the future holds for him. With no long-term deal possible this year and week 1 coming quickly, it appears the blame belongs on the shoulders of his former agent. However, the Texans do not have a general manager, which also hinders the process of keeping Clowney on the team. Clowney’s situation appears to be getting closer to a resolution.
Clowney still has a lot of gas in his tank. He could become one of the league’s most dominant defenders. He was named Second-Team All-Pro in 2016 and was selected to three Pro Bowls. Despite his abilities, he’s not making the big plays expected of him. If you’re offering him the money he wants, he needs to be producing on the field. While Clowney is one of the Texans defensive leaders, the team could get a good return in a trade. A trade would make room for the team to secure Deshaun Watson to a long-term deal.
A trade is expected, in part because of the Texans wanting an upgrade at left tackle, which can help protect Deshaun Watson, over extending Clowney’s contract. Clowney is the second-best defensive player behind J.J. Watt. Texans Coach Bill O’Brien knows that his team will suffer if Clowney is traded away. Fans will have to wait and see what will happen when the season begins and what the future holds for Clowney.