When it comes to Jadeveon Clowney, people love to get caught up with the narrative rather than the evidence that shows that he is someone who can single-handedly change the outcome of any game.
His injury concerns are real, but he does tend to play through the majority of them and still produces better at 85 percent than most defenders do at a 100. Something that should really intrigue him should he decide to sign with Tennessee is the fact that he will be in a situation where he will be able to rotate with Harold Landry and Vic Beasley in hopes of staying fresh and healthy.
On obvious passing downs you would also be able to unload all three of them which would likely make opposing offenses tremble at the mere thought of that front seven that also includes Jeffery Simmons, Rashaan Evans, and Jayon Brown.
Clowney also has familiarity with Mike Vrabel as he spent four seasons with him down in Houston. He already understands how Vrabel likes to run his defense. In fact, he does more than just understand it, he thrives in it.
The South Carolina product had a career year in Vrabel’s one year running the defense in which he posted a career high 9.5 sacks on the year. The eventual Titans’ head coach took advantage of his versatility and moved Clowney all over the field and opposing offenses had no idea where he was going to line up.
In reality, Clowney has more familiarity with Vrabel than he does with Pete Carroll down in Seattle so that could ultimately help him lean towards Tennessee. Especially considering there was a lot of talk that Seattle didn’t always utilize Clowney’s skill set properly.
Clowney could very well be the missing piece to help this team get over the proverbial hump better known as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
This Titans’ defense failed to get any type of pressure on the former league MVP throughout the duration of the AFC championship game. Adding someone like Clowney who could single handedly make Mahomes’ life miserable, has to be tempting to a team that fell short because they had no one who could lay a finger on him.
The price tag is hefty and there’s a chance he may miss a regular season game or two down the line. But, if Tennessee can get back to January football with the majority of the main 2019 contributors while adding Clowney, Beasley, and a draft class, this team will not only be in the thick of it, but I for damn sure wouldn’t bet against them.