Jadeveon Clowney Interested In Jets?

Linked to several teams during what’s been a much longer free agency process than anticipated, Jadeveon Clowney may still be interested in a New York agreement. Weeks after he was believed to be open to a Giants deal, the free agent edge defender would give the Jets a good chance — if they were interested in signing him, Tony Pauline of ProFootballNetwork.com notes.

Regarding the Jets’ potential interest, Pauline writes they are “fishing around” the former No. 1 overall pick, adding that a big-market team like the Jets intrigues Clowney. The Jets re-signed Jordan Jenkins in March and drafted an edge player in the third round (Florida’s Jabari Zuniga), but this still should be considered a need position.

With the deadline for 2020 free agent signings to count toward the 2021 compensatory formula passing earlier this week, Clowney would have a better chance of landing somewhere. But teams are still in a holding pattern of sorts with certain free agents — with the COVID-19 pandemic preventing them from having their medical personnel examine them.

Titans GM Jon Robinson said he would like to have his team’s medical staff clear Clowney before agreeing to terms (Twitter link via TitanInsider.com’s Terry McCormick). Clowney has dealt with persistent knee issues and battled a core muscle injury last season.

Clowney has been linked to the Seahawks, Titans and Browns this month. But no steam has picked up on a deal with any of these teams since the draft. The Jets hold just more than $18MM in cap space. Among potential Clowney suitors, the Browns’ NFL-leading $38MM-plus in cap room would give them the edge. Though, Clowney lowered his asking price weeks ago. He may have to accept a one-year deal and try his luck at free agency again next year.

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28 comments on “Jadeveon Clowney Interested In Jets?

  1. Afk711

    Tbh the Texans made a good move trading him but screwed it up by trading the pick for Conley

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      Well, now, THAT’S a unique thing for somebody looking for employment!

    • dynamite drop in monty

      Man who risks his health and well being with every play with little to no contractual protection seeks monetary benefit??

  2. phenomenalajs

    I’d give up the rest of the cap for a one year prove it deal, but I’d prefer the Jets bringing Logan Ryan aboard. I’m not sure cutting Winters and Williamson would give them enough space to sign both due to dead money.

  3. Whateverworks77

    Should go to Browns. Would be decent 4 man DE rotation with Cloyborn, Clowney, Garrett and Vernon

  4. Yep it is

    I’m other words “ me and my cousin Trent Williams over played our cards and now dealing with the real world”.

    • Chaznyc

      Not sure if $18M is the real world either…….he’s not worth $15M, he’s injury prone – overrated – and tread slowly shown on the tires because of it.

  5. Dwindy1

    As a Seahawk fan I sure hope the Jets sign Jadeveon… It’s been a long strange trip…

  6. kevin

    lol Jets the guy must only be looking at money lol. Jet should be one of the last teams he should goto

  7. Misterants

    “Ok ok ok, I’m dropping my price to $3.5mil but that’s final this time!”

  8. Simmons>Russ

    Clowney should sign with the Browns for like 15mil a year for 3 years.
    Him and Garrett together would be really solid and they have such a solid roster.
    Offence has Baker Chubb Janovich OBJ Landry Hooper Njoku Conklin Bitonio and Wills.
    Defence they have Garrett Richardson Delpit Jospeh Ward and Williams

    They also have the most cap space available. That offence has the potential to be top 10 easy and that defence could do with a couple more big name experienced players like Clowney.
    I’d also suggest Geno Atkins at DT on a trade would be a solid player.

  9. crosseyedlemon

    Rob Gronkowski: “You could increase your leverage dramatically with a wrestling belt bro.”

  10. Chaznyc

    Jets are on new, hopefully better path; they don’t need an overpaid injury prone veteran Edge….let’s see what they draft and other players who fall due to cuts; then put them on the field. Joe Douglas is looking at 2021 as the jets big year anyway, this year it’s Darnold being real or gone.

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