Jadeveon Clowney

The Jadeveon Clowney trade rumors have been stewing for weeks now, and it appears something may be happening soon.

According to ESPN 97.5 host John Granato, who received an endorsement from Stephanie Stradley of the Houston Chronicle on this information, Clowney is “very unhappy” with agent Bus Cook.

“He doesn’t think Bus Cook has a good enough plan,” Granato wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “When he signs his tender he thinks he’s headed to Miami. They will have two franchise years to convince him to stay long term.”

Previously, Granato had reported that Clowney refused to go to Miami in a trade, and that the defensive star was threatening to stay out until the end of the preseason.

The latter bit of information there tracks. Despite multiple national reports that Clowney would return to Houston after the third preseason game, he has yet to sign his franchise tender and report to the team.

What is a bit confusing is why Miami would make a trade for Clowney if he’s made it clear he doesn’t want to play for the Fins.

The one thing that seems crystal clear at this point is that Clowney is very unhappy with how things have been handled by his agent, and by the Texans, this summer.

He has been angling for a long-term extension since last year. Now Clowney is forced to play on a one-year contract worth just under $16 million, which quite honestly is well below market value compared to what the other top pass rushers have made on their long-term deals.

It’s going to be fascinating to see how things play out from this point.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.