The Tennessee Titans have been chasing Jadeveon Clowney since the beginning of free agency, so will they have the opportunity to sign him?
The Jadeveon Clowney saga has been one to fill a book. It was between the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, and the Seattle Seahawks, then everyone backed out except for the Titans. Clowney then came out with a workout video and said he wanted to meet teams in-person before signing a long-term contract.
That’s the part I want to focus on. Clowney wants to meet with teams in-person before signing. A few months ago, that seemed like something that could be done at some point during the summer. We’re now almost into August with training camp beginning on July 21.
With training camp beginning, the NFL might ease up on its restrictions and allow Clowney and other free agents to meet with teams physically, rather than just phone and video calls.
Until the NFL allows free agents to do that, I don’t know if Clowney will sign with anyone, which leaves the Titans out to dry for nothing that they did. That puts Clowney in a tough spot, too. Does he sign a one or two-year contract without meeting a team in-person, or does he hold out until he can get that meeting?
A lot of NFL fans will say that he doesn’t have the luxury to hold out. If the Titans had planned on signing him by training camp or before the preseason begins, then they have to decide if they want to wait on him or sign another player who might not have the same talent as Clowney.
I don’t know if Clowney will get the opportunity that he wants before signing with a team, so if he wants to play this fall, then he’s probably going to have to make a decision before physically traveling to each team facility that he’s interested in signing with.