Jadeveon Clowney was once one of the best defensive ends in football but he has dealt with a lot of injuries and that has really hurt his stock.
Clowney signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans this offseason worth $15 million, but he hasn’t lived up to that contract. Clowney has played in eight games in 2020, but didn’t make a whole lot of an impact before going on IR with a knee injury.
Even though the last few years have been filled with injuries and struggles, when healthy he still has the talent of one of the best defensive ends in the league.
Clowney might not get the price he is looking for, but at the right price, there are going to be teams who are interested. This is the same Clowney team that finished the 2018 and 2019 season with at least nine sacks.
Let’s take a look at four ideal landing spots for Jadeveon Clowney this coming offseason in free agency.
Depending on salary, if the Browns could get Clowney at a cheap price, he would be a great addition to the team.
The Browns have a lot of good pieces on the defense led by Myles Garrett, who is a top tier defensive end.
Putting Clowney opposite of Garrett would make offensive lines have to make choices on who to take away. Even if Clowney wasn’t putting up the sack numbers next season with the Browns, Garrett would probably find even more success.
There is no doubt that Jadeveon Clowney has been a big disappointment this season, but maybe the Titans would want to bring him back.
Jeffery Simmons is a high-level player, but Clowney would be a big upgrade on the other side of the field for the team.
With the Titans paying so much for Clowney during the 2020 season, they might not be interested in bringing him back. But, if they can get him back at a nice price, Clowney would be a great option for the squad.
The Vikings don’t have a whole lot of cap space heading into 2021, but they do have Rob Brzezinski who has done a good job of opening up cap space while still keeping players important to the squad.
Danielle Hunter has missed all of 2020 because of a neck injury, but when he is back in 2021, it wouldn’t hurt to have a star player lining up on the other side.
A lot like the Browns, lining up Hunter on one side and Clowney on the other side would be a mismatch against opposing offensive teams.
Las Vegas Raiders
There were some rumors during the 2020 offseason that the Las Vegas Raiders could be a landing spot for Jadeveon Clowney, but he ended up choosing the Titans.
Maxx Crosby is a rising star for the Raiders, but Clowney would be another big name defender that would make the defense better. Clelin Ferrell has also shown a ton of potential for Las Vegas this season.
Getting a pass rush against Patrick Mahomes is important to throw the Kansas City Chiefs off schedule. If he was impactful in just those two games a year, the signing would be worth it. The Raiders are a team to keep a serious eye on.