The Jadeveon Clowney saga has come to an end, and it's not the way that Seahawks fans were hoping for.
Bringing the family to Nashville. 💙 pic.twitter.com/SjqybzMW3c— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) September 6, 2020
ESPN's Dianna Russini reported Saturday that the star defensive end was expected to sign with the Titans.
Jadeveon Clowney is expected to sign with the Tennessee Titans sources tell ESPN. He rejoins Mike Vrabel who was on the Texans defensive staff for Clowney’s first 3 years in the league in Houston. The Saints, the other main suitor, made a very strong case. This was a close one.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) September 5, 2020
Clowney was weighing offers from the Titans and Saints with both teams making significant efforts to sign him over the last 24 hours.
But it was Tennessee who won the Clowney sweepstakes, landing the star pass rusher with a one-year deal, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The #Titans are giving pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney a 1-year deal worth more than $12M — and an opportunity to cash in again in 2021 if he has a big season. Worth noting that Clowney had his best season in 2017 in Houston with Mike Vrabel as his defensive coordinator.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2020
Clowney's deal will have a maximum value of $15 million. The 27-year-old will also have an opportunity to cash in again in 2021, should he have a productive season.
Clowney rejoins Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel, who was his defensive coordinator in Houston in 2017 when the pass rusher went off for a career-best 9.5-sack campaign.
Clowney has finally found his new NFL home, it's just not in Seattle as 12s might have hoped.
The moral of the story here is that Seattle is placing a hefty wager that the additions of Bruce Irvin, Jarran Reed, Benson Mayowa, Alton Robinson and Jamal Adams will be enough to generate a consistent pass rush. Second-round pick Darrell Taylor will miss at least the first six weeks of the season as he remains on the NFI list.