The Tennessee Titans have been battling it out with other NFL franchises to sign Jadeveon Clowney, but they could lose out to the Browns.
The Tennessee Titans have been on a multi-month battle for pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney. The chase could be coming to an end, but not in the way that Titans fans have been expecting.
According to previous reports, pretty much every team that was interested in Clowney dropped out because of Clowney’s asking price or his unwillingness to quickly get a deal done. The Jets and Seahawks were the two main teams that the Titans were initially battling for Clowney, but now they have a new foe.
New reports have surfaced that the Cleveland Browns are now throwing the kitchen sink at Clowney and have offered him the most money.
Interestingly enough, if Clowney wanted to be in Cleveland, then he would’ve already signed that contract because they’re offering him the most money. If you’re still hoping that the Titans are going to sign Clowney, then that’s something to hold on to.
About three weeks ago, a video came out with Clowney talking about his free-agent process, and he said he wasn’t too worried about getting a deal done until he can meet with teams in person. If that’s still the case, then that gives the Titans an advantage to wow him in-person if they aren’t offering the most money.
If the interest is still there for Clowney, I think that the Titans have a strong chance of bringing him to Nashville for at least one season. The Titans already have built a pretty solid defense this offseason along with what they had already, and the addition of Clowney could make the Titans’ defense all-around one of the best in the league this year.
That might be enticing for Clowney knowing that all the focus won’t be on him when he’s on the field, and he’ll have more opportunities to make plays without being double-teamed.
The Titans also are coming off an AFC Championship run, and who doesn’t want to put themselves in the best position to win a championship? If that’s a part of his decision-making, then the Titans have the edge over the Browns who haven’t won a playoff game since returning to the NFL in 1999.
This has been an interesting process as players and teams have been unable to meet in-person, but it looks like the Titans are still alive for the time being, but with the Browns throwing big money at Clowney, who knows how much longer this could last.