INDIANAPOLIS -- Shocking news from the Seahawks here at the NFL combine Tuesday -- they'd like to re-sign Jadeveon Clowney!
"We're going to try," said coach Pete Carroll here Tuesday afternoon at the NFL Combine. "We're trying to get it done. He had a fantastic season. We'd love to have him back."
Okay, so that actually isn't shocking at all.
In fact, everything the Seahawks said Tuesday about Clowney is what would be expected, with general manager John Schneider echoing what Carroll said when he met with reporters Tuesday morning in what was his first interview with the media at-large since before the 2019 season.
"We'd love to have him back, obviously," Schneider said.
Now comes the hard part -- getting it done.
Clowney will be one of the top free agents to become available when the new league year begins March 18 unless Seattle can work out a deal with him beforehand, which seems like a longshot given that the implication all along has been that Clowney wants to test the market.
Schneider said figuring out exactly what it might take to re-sign Clowney is one of the main tasks for the Seahawks during their week here in Indianapolis.
One of the first steps in doing that will be a meeting this week between Seahawks reps and Clowney's agent, Bus Cook -- Schneider said they'll have talks here in Indianapolis.
But also a goal here will be figuring out what the league-wide market will be for rush ends.