Tennessee Titans fans are still eagerly waiting on Titans to sign Jadeveon Clowney, but the Titans might be looking at alternatives.
The Tennessee Titans are still looking to sign Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, but if that doesn’t happen, there are some alternatives for the Titans, and they might already be looking at those alternatives while Clowney sits on his hands.
A lot of Titans fans are frustrated with the process. Some of them are saying that it’s time to move on, and if he were going to sign, he would’ve already, while others are pleading with the Titans to get the deal done.
We did get a small update from Clowney a week ago where he wanted to show off his post-surgery workouts and that he’s looking to meet with teams in person before making his final decision. Unfortunately, we’re still unsure when he will be able to do that.
Unless the Titans know for sure that they are going to Clowney when everything opens up, it might be time for them to look elsewhere to add another defensive lineman to their depth chart, and ESPN has listed two players that could do that for Tennessee.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Matt Bowen have listed two players that he believes would fit great in the Titans’ current system. Folwer listed Mike Daniels and Bowen listed Damon Harrison, two players that could help the Titans in 2020.
"Fowler: Titans. Tennessee might strike out on the top pass-rushers but could get a boost in Daniels, who has Pro Bowl pedigree, can apply quarterback pressure, and has experience in a 3-4 scheme.Bowen: Titans. Harrison isn’t going to give the Titans production on passing downs. As a run defender in early-down and distance situations, though, Harrison can eat up blockers and create disruption versus the running game."
Neither of these players are out of the reach of the Titans and could be quickly added to the roster if the Titans reached out to them. Neither have the name recognition nor raw talent that Clowney has, but they also aren’t as injury prone as Clowney either.
There are risks and rewards with each decision in the NFL. Is the return on investment better for Daniels or Harrison, or should the Titans wait out on Clowney and do everything they can to get him to Nashville?