Jadeveon Clowney was expecting to have a hoard of suitors waiting to ink him to a mega deal when he hit the open market this offseason. Early on in the legal tampering period, however, that has not been the case.
With Clowney not garnering as much interest in free agency as he anticipated, the Seahawks could stand to benefit. The star defensive lineman expressed he was content with being in Seattle last season, and now that his market hasn't played out as he'd hoped, he may be more inclined to return to Ken Norton Jr.'s defense.
As NFL insider Mike Garafolo reports, the Seahawks could wind up offering Clowney the best contract in free agency. Questions over his health have seen teams prioritize other defensive options, though demand for a pass rusher will always exist on the market.
Clowney has featured in a full 16-game slate just once in his six-year career, and has never recorded double-digit sacks in a season. Last year in Seattle, Clowney appeared in 13 games, recording 3.5 sacks, 13 quarterback hits and four forced fumbles.
While there will certainly be other teams in play for Clowney, particularly the Dallas Cowboys who have been linked with him of late, the fact that the 27-year-old stud is not drawing much interest early on in free agency could indicate a potential return to Seattle.