By Harry Allison
Eagles fans won’t want to hear this because Jadeveon Clowney took a massively cheap shot at quarterback Carson Wentz and concussed him out of the wild card game which the Birds lost.
But big boss Howie Roseman has to consider at least kicking the free agent tires of the edge rusher.
Clowney put up an 88.0 overall grade in 2018 — the highest mark of his career — and he followed up with an 87.3 grade after a trade to the Seahawks despite seeing his sack total drop from nine to three.
Clowney has the 11th-best overall grade among all edge defenders since 2017, including the third-best mark against the run (91.3), but his pass-rush grade of 83.9 ranks just 25th among that same group.
Pass-rushers earn massive contracts for their ability to get after the quarterback, but Clowney has always been good, not great, in that department.
The price tag may be too high for many teams, but Clowney brings top run defense and solid pass-rush to the table, though his game has never really lived up to his draft hype and he’s never matched the production of other dominant edge defenders.