The saga of Jadeveon Clowney free agency saga has been an interesting one to follow.
Clowney was on or the big free agents hitting the market this offseason and it seemed like he was poised to cash in.
However, what the NFL thinks of Clowney and what Clowney and his representatives think of Clowney seemed to be quite different
The expectation at the start of the offseason would be Clowney would sign one of the richest deals for any defender in NFL history.
The reality now seems that he’s looking for a one-year deal and to get that big money deal in 2021.
The question becomes what is the best situation for the Cardinals when it comes to Clowney.
Obviously they are not in on the pursuit of Clowney which is fine. However, does Clowney not getting the massive deal, reportedly he wanted $20 million a season, hurt the Cardinals?
Clowney is an extremely talented player, but he has not proven to be worth a contract in the realm of five years $105 million with $65 million guaranteed, what the Cowboys signed Demarcus Lawrence signed in 2019 with the Dallas.
So, it almost seemed like Seattle paying that much would be prudent for the Cardinals at this time, where the more money other NFC West opponents wrap up is good while the Cardinals have the Kyler Murray rookie contract.
I also don’t want to see Clowney in Philadelphia because they play the Cardinals this year and could potentially be a team the Cardinals have to go through in the playoffs in 2020 or 2021.
So, get Clowney to Tennessee or Baltimore and let him prove himself there.
Keep him away from the NFC and more specifically the NFC West if he’s not going to break the bank.
What are your thoughts?