Jadeveon Clowney Interested In Giants Deal

One of a few teams to express early interest in Jadeveon Clowney, the Giants may have a leg up on the competition. If they’re willing to use it.

The free agent edge defender is interested in signing with the Giants, with SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reporting the six-year veteran has Big Blue on his “wish list” for what would be a third NFL destination. The Giants feature a major need at the edge rusher position, and unlike last year, their top-six pick does not fall in range to select one.

Clowney, however, will come with a high price tag. The Giants are unlikely to go into the $22-$23MM-AAV range for Clowney, Vacchiano adds. Big Blue stands to enter free agency with more than $70MM in cap space.

Dave Gettleman dismantled predecessor Jerry Reese‘s previous edge tandem of Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon over the past two offseasons, and the Giants’ third-year GM then bypassed Josh Allen with last year’s No. 6 overall pick to select Daniel Jones. Although the Giants did well on their Markus Golden flier, the former Cardinals draftee is expected to hit free agency. Golden is interested in re-signing with the Giants but will come with a higher price tag this offseason, after having registered a Giants-most 10 sacks in 2019.

If the Giants bow out of the Clowney sweepstakes, there may be a steep drop to the second tier of this market’s edge defender class. Shaquil Barrett, Yannick Ngakoue, Bud Dupree and Matt Judon are set to be franchise-tagged. Tag-and-trade scenarios will exist, but the Giants’ next set of options will include Dante Fowler, Robert Quinn, Mario Addison and Shaq Lawson. Arik Armstead may not be tagged, but he profiles as more of a pure defensive lineman than an edge player.

The Giants’ No. 4 overall pick will likely arrive after decorated Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young goes off the board, and this year’s pass rusher class is not as strong as 2019’s. This could put the Giants to a decision when the legal tampering period begins March 16. The Colts and Titans may be ready to pay Clowney a top-market deal.

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15 comments on “Jadeveon Clowney Interested In Giants Deal

    • rocky7

      Agreed, one guy isn’t going to make the Giants defense elite let alone better….its better to build through the draft and sign 2nd tier players to make the unit solid again rather than spend mega bucks on just one player…..and especially this player!
      Of course he’s going to profess his love for teams that have the biggest cap money available to sign a player.

        • rocky7

          I’d like to think that wasn’t a smart ass reply so I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and leave it there.

  1. Polish Hammer

    Great, then that gives Philly 2x to extract payback for that cheap shot on Wentz.

  2. nentwigs

    Headline SHOULD Read:

    Jadeveon Clowney Interested in GIANT Deal

  3. jjabrony

    The Giants at 4 are in a great position to trade down to with a QB needy team like TB, Car, LAC, Ind who want to jump ahead of Mia for that QB. That would allow them to fall into the 6-14 range of the draft where getting someone like Epenasa, Kinlaw, or Chaisson is more reasonable and add a couple of other draft picks too.

  4. playicy

    Giants need a lot of help to get them to the super bowl again to say the least

  5. Hawktattoo

    So much for wanting to play for a competitive team. Giants are years away.

    • rocky7

      His interest is probably and purely centered on who has the most money to spend in free agency.

      • Hawktattoo

        He stated he only wanted to go to a competitive team…I agree with you. All along knew money would decide.

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