Texans sign Jadeveon Clowney to 4-year, $22.3M contract

Former South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney just became a very, very rich man.

Clowney, the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, has been inked to a four-year deal worth $22.3 million, all guaranteed, first reported by Houston Chronicle Texans beat reporter John McClain.

It’s not a huge contract, thanks to the NFL’s CBA that limits all first-round rookies to four years, with a team option for a fifth year. That makes it far, far less than the money players like Sam Bradford and Matthew Stafford got post-draft. But it’s still a good chunk of change for Clowney, who, with a fully guaranteed contract, will get paid by the team–plus a signing bonus of $14.518 million on top of the contact–no matter what happens with his career.

Another tidbit from the Chronicle: Clowney will switch to outside linebacker, away from his college position of DE.

The guys over at our sister sites–House of Houston and Toro Times–will have more on this, so check them out for further coverage.


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