One of the biggest free agents this upcoming offseason is Jadeveon Clowney, who is one of the best edge players in all of football. Clowney’s 2019 season was filled with injuries, and he is set to undergo core surgery this offseason. His stats were down in 2019, but that was because of the injuries, not because his play is down.
When Clowney is healthy, he is a problem for offenses, and someone all teams would love to have. But who makes the most sense? Let’s break down the three best landing spots for Clowney.
The Dallas Cowboys need to sign Dak Prescott first, and all signs are pointing towards the team also bringing back Amari Cooper. Even if the team brings back both guys, there could still be some leftover to sign a big name from outside. According to spotrac.com, the Cowboys are projected to have almost $78 million.
The Cowboys defense was fine last year, but they were ranked 16th in sacks and that is something Clowney could bring to the table. He would be a guy who would help take the Cowboys’ defense to the next level.
Much like the Cowboys, the Tennessee Titans have some big free agents they need to decide what to do with. Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry are both set to be free agents. All signs point towards Tannehill being re-signed, but the big question still revolves around Henry. According to spotrac.com, the Titans are projected to have over $51 million in cap space, so even if they bring back both guys, they could still have cash for Clowney.
The Titans’ defense needs a big name star, and Clowney would be the perfect guy to fill that role. Titans coach Mike Vrabel was the Houston Texans defensive coordinator in 2017, the year Clowney had his best year.
The Seattle Seahawks gave up a third round pick to get Clowney, and it would make a lot of sense for the team to bring him back. Even fighting through injuries, he still finished with three sacks, 13 quarterback hits, and four forced fumbles.
He showed flashes of how big of a role he can have on the defense, and that is something the Seahawks have to be excited about. If the team can’t get a long-term deal done with him, there is always a chance they could franchise tag him, and try to work out a long-term deal later.