Trade terms, per sources …— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 31, 2019
Seahawks get: DE Jadeveon Clowney
Texans get: 2020 third-round pick, DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, LB Jacob Martin
As pointed out by NFL insider Benjamin Allbright, the two players Houston got in return for Clowney — who is considered a top-50 player in the NFL — were likely not going to survive Seattle’s final cuts on Saturday.
Imagine a team that didn't maximize their chances to win it all during Deshaun Watson's rookie deal.— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 31, 2019
Biggest moves for the Texans last few months:
• Traded Clowney for 2 backup LBs & a future 3rd
• Leapfrogged for Dillard in draft, wind up w a FCS OT
• Acquired Duke Johnson
So the Seahawks give up two players they were likely to cut and a 3rd they can get back if Clowney walks and doesn't re-sign (compensatory)…— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 31, 2019
This appears to be a fantastic deal for the Seahawks. For Houston? Not so much. Fans and analysts reacted on social media on Saturday.
The #Texans fired their previous GM 1 year into the job despite making the playoffs because they tried to hire someone under contract with another team and failed— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 31, 2019
Then they decided not to hire anyone else in hopes to land the same GM next off-season
That was a mistake, clearly. https://t.co/1ijnFT2N0m
If Houston wanted true value for Clowney, would have had to trade before 7/15 to allow for extension. Suboptimal.— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) August 31, 2019
If the seahawks were to tag clowney next year they will get at least a 2 in a trade and probably a 1+. Total steal for the #seahawks— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) August 31, 2019
I'm no NFL GM, but only getting a 3rd-round pick and two linebackers for a game-changer like Jadeveon Clowney doesn't seem like very much— Larry Brown (@LBSports) August 31, 2019
This is like when you make a fantasy trade and say….— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) August 31, 2019
"I'll give you Laquon Treadwell, Kendrick Bourne and a 2020 2nd rd rookie pick for Stefon Diggs" https://t.co/ELfyXF6u4L
The Texans should really fire their GM for this.— Stephen Cohen (@scohenSEA) August 31, 2019
For what it’s worth, the Texans don’t have a general manager, which Stephen Cohen knew — hence the tongue-in-cheek comment. They did have a general manager, Brian Gaine, who had done a pretty solid job last year outside of the team’s offensive line woes.