Titans GM makes it clear where things stand with Jadeveon Clowney talks
In recent months, there has been much speculation that the Tennessee Titans could sign Jadeveon Clowney. Tennessee’s general manager, Jon Robinson, made it clear where the team stands on possibly adding Clowney this offseason.
During a Zoom conference call on Thursday, Robinson gave an update on the communication between the organization and Clowney:
“No conversations of recent,” Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said during a Zoom conference call on Thursday, via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website. “I think we’re going to continue to monitor it and see.”
At the beginning of free agency, Clowney wasn’t receiving much interest due to his steep asking price. At the same time, the former No. 1 pick is recovering from surgery on a core injury that hindered him in 2019.
The combination of the two has caused Clowney to remain in free agency this late in the offseason. Therefore, Clowney could be inclined to sign a one-year deal in hopes to position himself for a better outcome in 2021 — in terms of a lucrative contract.
In that case, the Titans make a ton of sense from a schematic and financial standpoint. Robinson, similar to NFL Network’s Nate Burleson, believes Tennessee would be an ideal fit for the Pro Bowl edge rusher:
“I know he wants to play,” Robinson said. “I think we would be a pretty good fit for him. There was some mutual interest there when we started the discussions, but I would say that really hasn’t grown legs since we spoke last.”
Despite signing Vic Beasley earlier this offseason, the Titans could still use some more firepower in the pass-rushing department.
While Tennessee continues to express interest in adding him, Clowney hasn’t shown mutual feelings recently.