Clowney changes the game
One of the things that has come out is that the ideal contract for Jadeveon Clowney has gone from a 4+ year deal that would see him hit somewhere around $100 million, to a deal that is a lot closer to a 2-year $30 million deal.
There is no way to know if that picture is real, but it comes from someone who does seem to have sources in the NFL and who isn’t known to just blatantly lie like some other accounts. In that contract the Seahawks offered Clowney a deal for 2 years/$27 million.
That would hit right around the numbers that are being speculated.
So why bring this up? It has been confirmed now (video in the next slide) that Clowney is willing to take a shorter deal in the hopes of having a big year and cashing in on that contract.
One of the teams interested has a shot to bring Clowney in on a one or two year deal that would be virtually all boom and no bust. The only problem is that if you are a team like the Titans that is waiting for the deadline to pass on players who could impact future compensatory picks, then you can’t make your big move yet.