Free agent pass rusher, Jadeveon Clowney, has found himself a home, as he signed a 1 year deal worth up to $15M with the Tennessee Titans.
Clowney adds to the strong defense that already includes Adoree Jackson, Kevin Byard, Malcolm Butler, and Kenny Vaccaro. Clowney will also help bring pressure to the passer alongside Harold Landry, and Jeffery Simmons.
According Mike Vrabel, the Titans hope Clowney can help bring them to a Super Bowl level.
The star pash rusher had interest from several teams, regardless of his 15M-20M asking price. The teams included the Browns, Saints, and Seahawks, with a unnamed wildcard team.
After the sweepstake, the Saints were named the team making the strongest final push, but Clowney ended up deciding to sign with the Titans.
As for the Titans defense, Clowney will be a solid compliment for their elite secondary, and young defensive line. Clowneys’ priority will be to rush the passer, something Tennessee has lacked, as they averaged only 2.6 sacks in 2019.
The Titans continue to add to their roster for the foreseeable future, building around primarily Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry.
Clowney has now been out of most of camp, and will have to learn and adapt quickly with the Titans playbook, as the NFL season starts Thursday night in Kansas City.
The biggest unanswered question we all are wondering is, why did this take so long?
Clowney has been a game-wrecker since entering the league in 2014, but hasn’t had the consistency needed to land a huge contract like Myles Garrett.
Although the pass rusher is a true powerhouse, he is a bit injury prone, which may be why he wasn’t signed at his original asking price.
With Seattle, Clowney injured his core, but still led the Seahawks in pressures and it wasn’t even close. Seattle couldn’t lure the edge rusher back to the Seahawks, instead he will take his talents to Tennessee for one season, and then will hit the market again in 2021.