After the Tennessee Titans lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship this past season, the Titans front office knew they needed help. Rumors have been swirling around Nashville that the Titans know they need an elite pass rusher. Although there may not be an elite one available at this time, Jadeveon Clowney still seems to be a great option. So how can the number one free agent still be unsigned? Will Clowney sign with Titans? Tennessee’s General Manager Jon Robinson may have answers.
Recently 104.5, the Zone’s Paul Kaharisky sat down with Jon Robinson to discuss the state of the Titans. When Clowney’s name came up, Jon brought up the fact the Titans want to see more. To proceed forward, Clowney will need to meet with the Titans to make sure he is fully healthy. No problem, right? Covid-19 has other plans for this upcoming season. Robert Griffin III stated in his Twitter messages that he does not see any pre-season in the future. With the severity of the situation, free agents are not allowed to travel to teams, which may be one reason why Clowney is yet to sign.
Why did Jon Robinson even answer the question? Why does Coach Vrabel continue to say the Titans will wait for the prize free agent? Here are two reasons the Titans continue to talk.
1. The majority of the fans are in win-now mode after the Titans reached the AFC Championship Game last season. However, there is one piece missing still on defense, and that is a pass rusher. The Titans are going into 2020 banking on Vic Beasley, Harold Landry, and Kamalei Correa. Maybe answering questions on Clowney makes the Titans seem more interested, which makes Clowney take notice, and keeps the fans full of excitement. The offer will remain low in hopes Clowney settles.
2. The Tennessee Titans are remaining patient in hopes of striking a deal late. Remember, the Titans traded away Jurrel Casey to Denver for practically nothing. The move freed up cap space allowing the Titans to have over 19 million available. Most fans believe that money became available to go after Clowney. Months later, the Titans continue to have 19 million available in cap space, and Jadeveon is still available. So Jon Robinson wanting Clowney in the building to make sure he is healthy may be the reason why the Titans have only put in a low offer to this point. So just maybe Tennessee is going to make a significant offer once the team doctors make sure he is healthy.
When Madden 21 made their introduction, Tik Tok video showing off the free-agent signings, Clowney was in a Titans uniform. Honest mistake, or did EA Sports know something was going to happen at some point? The bottom line is the Titans remain hopeful of signing Clowney, but the only question is for how much? Will Clowney sign with the Titans? Titan Upload believes the Titans chances of landing Jadeveon Clowney are at 40%.