Former No. 1 overall pick could reportedly land deal in excess of $100 million Tim Warner/Getty Images
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Jadeveon Clowney #90 of the Houston Texans celebrates after the game between the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The Houston Texans are going to be in a bit of a pickle this offseason. They have their quarterback of the future in Deshaun Watson and have some weapons around him on offense, but on the defense the Texans have some decisions to make. Former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has a fifth-year team option that’s worth $13.8 million, but the team may not wait another year to give him a long-term contract.

According to the Houston Chronicle, new Texans GM Brian Gaine wants to make sure Clowney is taken care of and could offer him a deal as rich as Von Miller’s. He could become the highest paid player in the league — in the non-quarterback category. From the Chronicle’s report:

Clowney’s contract could exceed 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.

Clowney has finally justified his No. 1 status and had an outstanding year with fellow pass rusher J.J. Watt out for much of the year with an injury. He recorded 20 tackles for loss as well as 9.5 sacks this past season and had 17 tackles for loss to go with six sacks in 2016.

[h/t Saturday Down South]

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