The Tennessee Titans have been working on bringing Jadeveon Clowney, but after weeks of talks, general manager Jon Robinson isn’t ready to sign him yet.
The NFL has been in free agency mode for about a month now and since things kicked off, the Tennessee Titans have been trying to bring Jadeveon Clowney to Nashville.
After weeks of not getting anywhere, some Titans fans were prepared to move on from Clowney, thinking that they might miss out on another really good player if they continue to chase Clowney.
Well, it looks like the chase for Clowney might pay off, but not quite yet. Titans general manager Jon Robinson has said he’s not quite ready to pull the trigger and sign Clowney.
"“We’ll see,” Robinson said. “Like I said a couple of weeks ago, we’ve had some discussions there and we’ve had some dialogue back and forth. You never close the door on anything.”“As I said earlier, I don’t think there’s anything imminent in the works,” Robinson admitted. “But we’ll continue to try and work though things and see how they go.”"
It looks like we won’t be seeing anything big happen yet, or at least until after the Draft. Maybe Robinson is looking to make a splash in the draft, so he’s waiting until after the draft to make that move.
A lot has changed since the Titans and Clowney started talking. It seems that the interest in Clowney throughout the league wasn’t what he thought it would be, so he’s lowered his demands to between $17-18 million per year, instead of north of $20 million, which was the original price.
He’s also not necessarily looking for a long-term deal anymore and would be fine with a one-or two-year deal.
With all of that changing, the Titans have the door wide open to make the move and bring Clowney to Nashville and save some money along the way, but we know it’s all about the ROI (Return On Investment) when it comes to spending that kind of money on an injury-prone player.
I’m still not sure what the ROI will be on Clowney, but if he’s willing to sign a short-term deal, then I think it’s worth the risk and hoping he’s able to stay healthy.
Regardless of what you think the Titans should do, we won’t know for sure if Clowney will be a Titan in 2020 until after the draft, or at least that’s my guess unless he decides to stay in Seattle.