With Jadeveon Clowney continuing to hold out, the Tennessee Titans could end up getting him really cheap when he decides to sign.
The Tennessee Titans and Titans fans have been on “Clowney Watch” since the spring, and Jadeveon Clowney has yet to make a decision where he will play in 2020.
The longer Clowney continues to wait, the cheaper he will ultimately be and that could have proven to be true with the most recent defensive lineman signing a one-year deal.
Former Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman, Everson Griffen, signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys for a whopping $6 million. In my opinion, Griffen is worth a lot more than that, but since he didn’t sign until mid-August, he didn’t get the one or two-year contract that he might deserve.
That will most likely be the same for Clowney. There were reports that he initially lowered his asking price because no one would sign him to a $20+ million contract. He first lowered it to around $17 million, and I can assume that it has slowly dropped as more time has passed.
In my opinion, Griffen is a little bit better than Clowney, and when Clowney didn’t pan out earlier this year, I wanted the Titans to go after Griffen instead. Obviously, that didn’t work out, so we’re back on Clowney, and the Titans could end up getting him much cheaper than they initially thought.
According to Spotrac, the Titans currently have $4.118 million in cap space for the 2020 season. The Titans could rearrange the cap space and make a little more room if they need to, but if Clowney continues to hold out, then there might not be a need to make more cap space.
Clowney doesn’t want to sign with a team until he can meet with them in person. With the NFL still not allowing in-person meetings to happen, Clowney has still not made his decision where he wants to play, and it doesn’t seem like he will do so anytime soon.