Jon Robinson noted last Friday that the Tennessee Titans aren’t in a hurry to sign Jadeveon Clowney, and now we might know why.
Nearly a week ago, Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson said he wasn’t in a hurry to sign Jadeveon Clowney.
Robinson went on the Official Titans Podcast to make the announcement with draft day being only one week away.
He didn’t say that the 2020 NFL Draft was the reason why the Titans aren’t pulling the trigger on Clowney yet, but that was what I thought might be the case.
I was curious as to why the Titans were waiting to pull the trigger. What if they didn’t get the opportunity to sign him because someone else swooped in and got him?
That could still be the case, but it looks like the competition for Clowney has gotten a lot easier for the Titans as they might just be the only team in the running.
That is according to ESPN’s Diana Russini, who told 710 ESPN Seattle that she expects Clowney to sign with the Titans as the Seahawks have moved on.
If this is the case, then there is no reason for Robinson or the Titans to rush and sign Clowney out of free agency. The Titans can now wait until after the draft to do so and not have to worry about losing him to a rival or him returning to Seattle.
This allows the Titans to make their first-round selection, almost guaranteeing that Clowney will be on the roster for the 2020 season. If the Titans want to draft another defensive end, then they can. If they want to draft a running back or cornerback, then they can do that too.
It will be interesting how the Titans’ draft strategy will change, if it will change at all, now knowing their situation surrounding Clowney this weekend.