Seahawks trading for Jamal Adams might mean Jadeveon Clowney too
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks adding Jamal Adams might mean great things. Seattle saves money by giving up Bradley McDougald that could go towards Jadeveon Clowney.
Jamal Adams is clearly going to be a great addition to the Seahawks. He is a special player. But he is also only due $825,000 in 2020 but has a salary cap hit of $3.6 million. Bradley McDougald, who Seattle gave up to get Adams, was owed over $4 million but has a salary cap hit of $5.4 million. This means, for 2020 anyway, Seattle will net nearly $2 million. This could be spent in re-signing Jadeveon Clowney.
Seattle’s secondary is now excellent and they have maybe the best linebacker group in the NFL. But one thing that would take the Seahawks defense from one of the worst in the NFL in 2019 to a very good one in 2020 is to improve the pass rush. Re-signing Clowney will go a long way towards fixing that.
One reason that the Seahawks haven’t offered more money to Clowney is they feel the market has shrunk on him. But another reason is that Seattle doesn’t have tons of cap space. Now the have more. Use this on Clowney, Seahawks.
If healthy, Seattle would have a secondary of Shaquill Griffin and Quinton Dunbar (or Tre Flowers, if Dunbar gets suspended), plus safeties Quandre Diggs and Adams. That is the best group Seattle has had since 2017. The group is good enough to go deep in the playoffs.
But give this group some help by getting a player who can put pressure on the quarterback. Clowney liked playing in Seattle in 2019 and I am sure wouldn’t mind coming back. Especially if he knows he is coming back to a team with great support behind him.
Seattle is in win-now mode. Adams will cost a ton after 2021. Russell Wilson will be 33 during the 2022 season. If all goes well in the next two years, Seattle could be a championship contender. But signing Jadeveon Clowney should be a part of that.