Ah. The breath before the Super Bowl. Matt and his good friend Taylor briefly discuss the conference titles and pick their own imaginary Pro Bowl team."You can pick your nose. You can pick your friend’s nose. You can pick your mom’s nose. But you can’t pick your Pro Bowl Roster. That changes today. Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor briefly rehash the NFL Conference Championship Games and pick their own Pro Bowl teams. It’s a gigantic waste of time Keke Coutee Jersey White
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, which would lower the amount he gets via the tag). Clowney is currently set to make $17.12 million this upcoming season by way of the franchise tag. The idea here is that Houston has until July 15th to negotiate a long-term contract with Clowney; if they don’t succeed in getting him to agree to a multi-year deal, Houston has him for at least the 2019 season without having to worry about him playing somewhere else. Tagging Clowney was necessary. As Aaron Wilson recently reported, the Texans and Clowney are nowhere close on a long term contract:There are two ways to look at this. Houston may want to take their time with negotiations to wait and see how the rest of their offseason, especially in free agency, plays out. How much money the Texans have or don’t have available after free agency comes to an end may affect their desire to pay Clowney more now to front load a long-term contract. This could be Houston just wanting to get everything else set in place for 2019 DeAndre Hopkins Jersey
, to see where Clowney’s contract fits in after the rest of the roster is put together. Once the rest of the roster becomes clearer, they can go all in on making Clowney a center piece of this team. Or there’s another possibility.Namely, that the Texans don’t see Clowney as worth paying the kind of money it’d take to lock him up for multiple seasons right now. They may not want to give him $20+ million per year after he’s failed to have a ten sack season and has battled injury issues. As great as Clowney is, he still hasn’t fully put it together as an edge rusher. Why not wait and see what he does in 2019?Why not make sure he stays healthy for another year?Why not wait to see if his pass rush improves before going all in and making him a franchise cornerstone? In Wilson’s piece above, Gaine stated Houston is looking towards coming to a long-term agreement with Clowney:It’s impossible to say what Houston is truly looking to do until more information has been released. I’m assuming they’ll sign Clowney to a long-term deal that’s less than what Mack and Donald received; I think it’ll happen right before training camp begins. If it doesn’t Womens Andre Hal Jersey
, be on the lookout for Clowney to sit out portions of training camp and preseason, which could hinder his 2019 season. Recall that Clowney sat out all of training camp and preseason last year for health-related reasons; he didn’t really produce until Week Four after missing all that time.Although Clowney has been tagged, it’s just one step toward the next thing. Count on this being an ongoing topic of discussion and speculation as the offseason progresses.