Best trade No. 4 - Jadeveon Clowney (2019)
Seattle gave up two players to the Houston Texans and a 2020 third-round pick for Clowney.
Seattle might have won this trade because of one single game Clowney had in 2019. In an NFC West fight for first place, the Seahawks played the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10 and Seattle won 27-24. Clowney at times appeared to be playing one on 10 against the 49ers blockers and winning. He finished the game with 5 quarterback hits, 5 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery which he picked up and ran for 10 yards.
Clowney didn't put up huge sack numbers in 2019 as he only finished with 3. But he did have 13 quarterback hits in 13 games, forced 4 fumbles, recovered 2 fumbles and had an interception that he returned for a touchdown. He also had 1.5 sacks in two playoff games and 3 tackles for loss.
Pro Football Focus (subscription required) gave Clowney an elite 87.3 grade for 2019 and he finished with 48 total pressures. He left in free agency after the season, however.
The players Seattle gave to the Houston Texans for Clowney were Jacob Martin and Bakevious Mingo. Martin has bounced around the league since 2021 and hasn't started a game since then either. The draft pick Seattle gave Houston turned out to be tight end Devin Asiasi, but he never played for Houston and hasn't played anywhere in 2023.