Jadeveon Clowney has reportedly lowered his asking price, and this is the Tennessee Titans’ chance to swoop in and sign him.
The chase for Jadeveon Clowney has been long and uncertain, not only for the Tennessee Titans but also for the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Jets, the two other teams interested in Clowney.
It looks like no team was able to meet his initial demands of a $20+ million contract, so he has now reportedly lowered his asking price.
With Clowney lowering his asking price, this is a great opportunity for the Titans to swoop in and offer Clowney the best offer they can and hope he signs.
The new report comes from ESPN’s Dianna Russini, who reported that he’s dropped his asking price a few million and that it looks like it’s down to just two teams, the Seahawks and the Titans.
With it now being only the Seahawks and Titans in the race, it means that with the Jets dropping out, that the Titans are possibly the team to beat here. The Seahawks are good, and if they’re any good at recruiting, then they’ll talk him into staying, but the Titans are on the rise.
Who knows how much longer the Seahawks will stay at the top of the NFC. They’re currently being overtaken by the 49ers in their own division. The Titans, on the other hand, are on the rise, and after an AFC Championship appearance last year, they could be a popular destination among free agents.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a Wednesday conference call that the Titans have been “working through some things” and have been in contact with Clowney.
But it looks like there’s one Titan in free agency that’s taking a big hit from Clowney waiting around and not making his decision. That guy is Logan Ryan.
I hate that Ryan is suffering and could be re-signed, but the Titans are waiting around on Clowney. If the Titans want to bring back Ryan, they should prioritize, bringing him back over Clowney. The upsides for Ryan are higher than Clowney even though he has more name recognition.
That doesn’t mean I don’t want Clowney, but I would like to see both Clowney and Ryan in two-tone blue this fall. The one thing that does worry me about Clowney is his injury history, so the Titans can’t overpay for him.
I don’t think this saga is very close to being over; I think this could drag out for at least another month if Clowney is still unable to get the money he thinks he deserves. Unfortunately, that means the Titans could miss out on Ryan and other top free agents still available.