Russell Wilson wants Jadeveon Clowney back in a Seattle Seahawks uniform next season.
The Seahawks franchise quarterback took to Instagram on Thursday night while Super Bowl 48 was replaying on NFL Game Pass. During a break in the game, a fan asked Wilson if he could “talk some sense into Clowney.”
Wilson delivered this authentic response:
“I need you homie,” Wilson said. “Clowney come back. Don’t leave me, don’t Clowney, don’t leave us. We need you bro. Anyways, Clowney, I love playing with you bro. Hopefully we get to do it some more that’s what the fans want.”
Clowney remains the top defensive player in NFL free agency. While his three sacks in 13 games for Seattle didn’t live up to many fans' expectations, his presence had domino effects for the pass rush. He was consistently one of the most disruptive defensive linemen, scoring two defensive touchdowns and 1.5 sacks in the Seahawks' two playoff games.
The 27-year-old has reportedly dropped his asking price from more than $20 million per season to the $17-18 million range.
Clowney may not be ready to make a decision yet, but one thing is for certain, Wilson is hoping the three-time Pro Bowler will return to Seattle in 2020.