Now, after the Seahawks acquired All-Pro safety Jamal Adams from the New York Jets they're accomplishing that wish but what if the Seahawks aren't done yet?
Coveted free agent Jadeveon Clowney remains unsigned after becoming a free agent this past offseason due to no team wanting to pay up to $20 million annually for the former first overall pick.
Now, the newest Seattle Seahawks strong safety has taken to Twitter to recruit Clowney to re-sign in Seattle and go all-in for a Super Bowl next season.
First, 710 ESPN Radio Host Jake Heaps tweeted at Clowney saying that Seattle's the best place for Clowney to sign if he wants to compete for a championship. Adams shortly quoted the tweet reaffirming Heaps' stance: "No question about it!"
No question about it! https://t.co/uVUoDJx4v5— Jamal Adams (@Prez) July 27, 2020
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After Seattle's season ended in Green Bay, Clowney did say he wanted to play for a contender going forward.
“I just want to win,” Clowney said after the Seahawks loss to the Packers in January. "I'm trying to get to the Super Bowl by any means. That's what I'm looking for: Who's going to get me there? I ain't looking to get on no sorry team for no money. That ain't going to fly. I ain't gonna put my body through all of that just to lose no 16 games, go home with my check. I'd hate that, so that ain't what I'm doing.”
In April, with Clowney still unsigned, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo said that Seattle's chances of re-signing Clowney were "slim to none" due to not giving him his asking price but as time goes on then perhaps Clowney will need to re-sign in Seattle due to a familiarity with the system. A shortened training camp would make it more difficult to go to a different franchise.
Additionally, Clowney reportedly recently lowered his asking price from $20M to somewhere in the $17M range. Seattle has previously offered him a deal in the $15 million range per ESPN’s John Clayton.
One day after trading for Adams, the Seahawks released center Joey Hunt and defensive lineman Branden Jackson which saves them about $4.26 million and gives the team about $18.7 million in total cap space for the 2020 season.
Perhaps that money could be used to get Clowney back into the fold?
It would make sense if they wanted to go all-in on this season, especially with quarterback Russell Wilson in his prime.