Ever since contract negotiation broke down between Jadeveon Clowney and the Texans there was the possibility of a trade. The Texans placed a $15.9 million franchise tag on Clowney this summer, but he has refused to sign it as he is looking for a long term deal. Injury concerns could possibly be the reason for the Texan’s hesitation. The handling of this situation could also be a possible reason for the release of former GM Brian Gaines earlier this off-season.
As reported below a few weeks ago trade talks have been ongoing for weeks.
The chatter has not stopped as reported by Jay Glazer there could be up to 10 teams vying for a Clowney trade. Some of those teams are the Jets, Eagles, Seahawks. One team that has constantly come up is the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. Also, per Michael Lombardi, Clowney could be dealt within the next 24-48 hours.
The Redskins have their own contract issues with Trent Williams the veteran offensive lineman, a position the Texans need help at immediately.
Is it worth it?
There are not a lot of 26 year-old dominant three-time Pro Bowlers walking the earth. The Texans have one in Clowney to go with J.J. Watt. If you trade Clowney, you are more than likely not getting the same value in return. Clowney ultimately wants a long term contract and money equal to Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack. Is he worth that money? Maybe not, but can the Texans afford to trade him?
The 2014 first overall pick out of South Carolina had 9 sacks and 47 solo tackles last year and made his third straight Pro Bowl.