The Seahawks and Texans have agreed to trade parameters sending Jadeveon Clowney to Seattle, according to a report from NFL insider Jay Glazer. The exact trade details have yet to be revealed since the deal isn’t officially done yet.
Scoopage: SEA & HOU have agreed to trade parameters re: Jadeveon Clowney contingent upon Clowney & other players involved passing physicals. Still lot of moving parts but believed Clowney, who rejected going to Miami at first, is headed for his physical with Hawks. @NFLONFOX— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 31, 2019
The Seahawks were one of the two teams Clowney reportedly preferred to go to in a trade scenario. The other team? Well, that was rumored to be the Philadelphia Eagles.
But, as I maintained all along, the Eagles were never going to trade for Clowney. The cost, the cap situation, the culture fit and locker room dynamic ... it just never added up.
The Eagles already like what they have at defensive end with Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Daeshon Hall, Josh Sweat, and Shareef Miller (?) in the fold. Graham is a Super Bowl hero whom the Eagles signed to a $40 million extension earlier this year The team has very high expectations for Barnett, their No. 14 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Curry was a starter when the Eagles won the Super Bowl two seasons ago. Hall led the preseason in sacks and generally looked like a beast out there. Sweat and Miller are developmental guys who’ve shown flashes of potential.
Wanting Clowney was understandable because adding him to the Eagles would’ve made Philly an even better team. But acquiring him was never this likely outcome that some media members made it out to be.
The Eagles will get to see Clowney up close when the Seahawks visit Lincoln Financial Field in Week 12 this season. The Eagles will hope to block him better than they did when he came to Philly as a member of the Texans in Week 16 last year.
UPDATE: Albert Breer says the Seahawks are giving up a 2020 third-round pick plus linebackers Barkevious Mingo and Josh Martin. Hardly an expensive price. The Eagles could’ve easily beaten that if they really wanted to ... but it’s clear they didn’t.