The Houston Texans need to re-sign Jadeveon Clowney this offseason.
After a third consecutive Pro Bowl year for Jadeveon Clowney, the man known for “the hit” in his collegiate says, still finds himself without a lucrative second NFL contract as a member of the Houston Texans.
Although Clowney isn’t quite at the level of his highly paid peers Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald, he deserves to be paid handsomely for his services and this is a move the Texans must make this offseason or risk losing him in free agency.
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Sure, Clowney spent the majority of his first two seasons dealing with numerous injuries and has failed to garner the flashy edge rushing stats, but his value is immeasurable to the Texans franchise.
Some have found reasons as to why Clowney hasn’t been locked up to a long-term deal. Notably, Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America, as he said that the Texans don’t view Clowney as “the worker bee” that other members of that defense are.
That assesment is fair when you are being compared to J.J. Watt — a man with an all-time work ethic who molded himself from a pizza delivery driver to a soon to be first ballot hall of famer — but why would the Texans give up on their former No. 1 overall draft pick who is coming off of three consecutive outstanding seasons?
Despite a sketchy injury history, and a presumably large contract, the Texans don’t have many viable reasons as to why they should do so. They do have three reasons (and probably many more) as to why they should extend him.
Listed next are three reasons why the Texans need to re-sign Clowney, give his his big contract and continue to build their defense into something special.