It just feels like Jadeveon Clowney is one of those guys that could be one of the legends if he just worked harder. He’s like the NFL’s version of Rasheed Wallace. He’s put together physically. He has every gift needed to be successful at the professional level, but for whatever reason, he seems to be fine with doing enough to get by.
Clowney is a better run defender than a pass rusher, but none of that matters if he never develops a motor or if he can’t stay healthy. He just seems lazy, and anyone who gives him a long-term deal is in danger of having buyer’s remorse from time to time once he’s in the fold. Often, that team isn’t going to get what they paid for.
Throw A.J. Green and Larry Fitzgerald in the same category. Here are two guys every Eagles fan probably sat up and thought about as guys they’d love to see in a midnight green jersey, but heading into 2020’s offseason, those are dreams that we can probably agree don’t have the same zeal they once did.
Green, once upon a time, was one of the bright young wide receivers in the league. Now, he’s still one of the game’s best, but he’s also older and having a hard time staying healthy. The Eagles should be tired of employing older receivers who are injury risks by now. This one’s a hard pass.