As one of the most disruptive pass rushers and run-stoppers in the NFL, Texans Pro Bowl outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney has emerged as an extremely valuable commodity. The Texans have Clowney under contract through a $13.846 million fifth-year team option for 2018, but want to be in business with the former top overall pick for a long time. Clowney could become the highest paid non-quarterback in the NFL, which would entail topping the six-year, $114.1 million contract of Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller. That deal includes $70 million guaranteed and an average annual salary of $19.016 million. Ideally, the Texans would like to get something done with Clowney before the season starts or even training camp. "That's something that we're currently evaluating right now, about the feasibility of that," Texans general manager Brian Gaine said at the NFL scouting combine." It's certainly something we have interest in." The Texans are also interested in pursuing a long-term contract extension for standout inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney.
Texans GM Brian Gaine wants to lock up Jadeveon Clowney
Houston Chronicle | Feb 28