Another team pops up as fit for Jadeveon Clowney
The teams contending for Jadeveon Clowney has now jumped up to five.
According to ProFootballTalk’s Tony Pauline, the New York Jets are a preferred choice of Clowney.
“Those close to the situation tell me the Jets have been “fishing around” Clowney and if they are serious about acquiring him and put forth a good offer, then they have a legitimate shot. People in his camp tell me Clowney would love to play for a big market team such as the Jets. That being the case, I’m told it’s expected to be a long process and nothing is imminent.”
Before the report, it was said that only four teams had interest in Clowney. Clowney has been on the market for longer than he has expected. While the former No. 1 overall pick sought out $20 million, teams like the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers have shied away from the pass rusher.
NFL writer Paul Kasabian announced that four teams have interest in bringing in Clowney. According to Kasabian, those teams are the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, and Seattle Seahawks.
Cap space was the most important factor when considering the teams. According to Over the Cap, the Browns, Colts, and Titans have over $20 million left in cap space.
Clowney was originally looking for $20 million, but recently dropped his asking price to $17-$18 million. He was also looking for a multi-year deal and not a one year deal.
The Tennessee Titans were reported to have interest, but until that price drops, don’t expect a deal. However, according to Andrew Sicilliano of the New York Post, GM Jon Robinson isn’t completely ruling anything out yet.
“Jon Robinson, on Jadeveon Clowney: “We haven’t closed the door on anything, but I would say that we really haven’t inched closer to having any finality.”
However, the Seahawks appear completely content with playing the waiting game.
“#Seahawks GM John Schneider says he couldn’t continue to wait on Jadeveon Clowney, so they went on to sign other pass rushers in free agency (Irvin, Mayowa). He says the door is not closed on Clowney returning.”
Schneider reiterated that message this week by once again saying, “we have not shut the door on Clowney.”
Where do you think Clowney will sign?