Jadeveon Clowney is an absolute terror on the field and everyone, including his NFL peers, knows it.
It’s why the former Seattle Seahawks pass-rusher and current free agent landed at No. 41 on the NFL’s Top 100 list, as voted by the players.
This is the fourth-straight year Clowney has been recognized as one of the league’s elite.
He appeared as high as No. 32 on the prestigious list in 2018 with the Houston Texans after setting career highs in just about every statistical category, from sacks to solo tackles. He also played a full 16-game season for the first time in his career.
His time in Seattle wasn’t nearly as successful. Clowney battled core muscle injuries throughout the season and finished with just 3.0 sacks, seven tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and two touchdowns in 13 games.
Despite his hindered effort, his peers know he’s a wrecking ball. Perhaps the best example of this came in Week 10 at the 49ers when he earned NFL Defensive Player of The Week honors after recording five tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown.
Opposing offensive tackles hope to be still be intact after a game across from Clowney.
The 27-year-old hit the free agency market in March and is said to seeking a deal in the $17 million range back in April. Seattle reportedly offered him a deal in the $15 million range, per ESPN’s John Clayton. He didn’t budge.
Clowney remains one of the NFL’s premier free agents over four months later. All-Pro safety, Jamal Adams, who was traded to Seattle this week is already ushering Clowney to return to the Seahawks in 2020.
In six seasons, Clowney has played in 75 games with 66 starts. He has 236 combined tackles, 71 for a loss. He has 32 sacks, eight forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, one interception, and four defensive touchdowns scored.
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