I guess Clowney's "no" to the Dolphins last year just wasn't loud enough.
Pro Football Talk wrote:
Jadeveon Clowney wasn’t interested in being traded to the Dolphins last year and the team’s reported overtures to him as a free agent this year were also unsuccessful.https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... ee-agency/
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team discussed a deal with Clowney that would have paid him an annual average salary of $17 million per year. Clowney was looking for more, which led the Dolphins to change course.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports there was not a formal offer for Clowney and notes they have signed Shaq Lawson and Emmanuel Ogbah to play on the edge of their defense for less than $17 million in salary for the 2020 season.