Philadelphia Eagles offseason watch: Clowney versus Ngakoue
Ngakoue is the better option if you’re the Eagles.
So, now that the prosecution and defense have presented their arguments, it shouldn’t take the jury long to deliberate, and here’s what they should come up with. Ngakoue’s a much better option than Clowney if Philly is indeed interested in either one of them.
He’s more durable. He’s younger, and the issues with focus and concentration (or laziness) isn’t an issue as far as he’s concerned. Sure, Jadeveon Clowney has been ultra-productive in his 78 games at the professional level. He’s racked up 244 total tackles (177 were solo), 32 sacks, nine forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and three defensive touchdowns.
Several sources, including ESPN’s Josina Anderson and The Athletic’s Dan Duggan, believe that the New York Giants have serious interest in Clowney. NJ Advance Media’s Matt Lombardo echos that some and also throws Ngakoue’s name into the mix as someone the ‘Big Blue’ is taking a serious interest in. Fans of the Eagles may want to keep an eye on that as well.
While some disagree, Clowney could elevate Philly’s defense if he became part of their thinking. So could Ngakoue. Whether the Eagles make a move for either is in question. Again, Clowney takes too many plays off and is a personal foul penalty waiting to happen, and if the ‘Birds’ want to add Mr. Ngakoue to the nest, they’ll be pillaged by the Jags.
Still, even with all that being said, the idea of having either chase Carson Wentz around twice a year for the foreseeable future isn’t an idea that’s going to excite anyone who calls themselves a ‘Birds’ fan. Things are starting to heat up, and we’ll all have to wait and see what happens.