Titans strengthen pass rush with anticipated finalizing of Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney seems joining a group that went to the AFC National championship last season.
ESPN’s Diana Russini reports that edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney has actually finally chosen his next team, and it’s the Tennessee Titans.
Russini reports on Saturday night that Clowney “has informed Titans authorities he prepares to sign with them,” and he “texted with his brand-new colleagues his interest for joining the group.”
Previously on Saturday, Russini stated that Clowney is expected to sign with the Titans, keeping in mind that the New Orleans Saints likewise “made an extremely strong case” in their efforts to sign him.
And as Russini notes, Clowney would be reunited with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, who worked on the Houston Texans’ defensive personnel (including as defensive organizer in 2017) for Clowney’s first three years in the NFL.
So, there’s absolutely nothing official here, however it appears that Clowney is signing up with the Titans, and that would be a big boost to the Tennessee pass rush.
Clowney– the No. 1 total pick in the 2014 NFL Draft– had only three sacks in 13 video games with the Seattle Seahawks last season, however forced four fumbles, had an interception, and scored two goals.
He totaled 18.5 sacks over the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Houston Texans, and the opposing group is always well aware of his presence- both with their preparation pregame, and in-game. Edge rushers like this are incredibly valuable in a quarterback’s league.
Clowney would be an excellent addition to a Titans team that went on a shocking run to the AFC Champion Game last season. And it would continue an aggressive offseason for Tennessee that has actually included huge new agreements for quarterback Ryan Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry.