Here are a few benefits for the Titans if they are unable to land coveted free agent Jadeveon Clowney.
After making the AFC Championship game, the Titans are looking to add critical pieces to the roster to take the next jump to the Super Bowl with their primary target being former Seattle Seahawks EDGE Jadeveon Clowney.
Since then the Titans have shifted their focus to adding a superstar on the defensive line with Seattle Seahawks free agent EDGE rusher Jadeveon Clowney. Even EA Madden got in on the fun to fuel more speculation to the rumor.
Entering his seventh season, Clowney is no stranger to the Titans after spending his first five seasons with the Houston Texans. Traded to the Seahawks last season, Clowney was a one-man wrecking crew that helped push the Seahawks into the playoffs when he was on the field.
Despite his injury history, Clowney is an elite pass rusher many NFL teams are salivating at adding. Clowney is known for wreaking havoc in the backfield and is a terrific run stopping edge. When healthy, Clowney is one of the best players in the NFL.
Meanwhile, the Titans desperately need a pass rusher to help their defense. The Titans struggled mightily last season to rush the passer and add any pressure to opposing quarterbacks. It was never more present than in the AFC Championship game where Patrick Mahomes had plenty of time to pick apart the defense.
While the Titans are in the hunt for Clowney, many teams in the NFL are in hot pursuit with various different options and incentives. The Titans might not be able to match the compensation or pedigree of some of these teams and may lose out on him. If so, the Titans have a few scenarios that can actually help the team out in the long run.