Believe it or not, there are other options than Jadeveon Clowney, and they’re less expensive. Might the Philadelphia Eagles be interested?
No matter how hard you try, some rumors are harder to run away from. It’s getting close to 12 calendar months since we started saying this seriously, but that Jadeveon Clowney and Philadelphia Eagles conversation is still a thing.
This despite the fact that he spent 2019’s season with the Seattle Seahawks. This despite the fact that someone could buy a nice piece of land with what he’d cost the franchise for a single season. This despite the fact that he really isn’t the pass rusher everyone keeps claiming that he is and he spends a lot of time battling injury.
Clowney is a name that keeps coming up, especially in Philly. Why? It’s doubtful that Casey Toohill will channel his inner-Trent Cole, and no one’s totally thrilled with Derek Barnett, Josh Sweat, and Shareef Miller.
Yes, Clowney is better than most of what Philly currently has, but gosh he’d cost a lot. There’s also this. The Eagles may want to give some thought to other positions of need. They haven’t really established who the other starting cornerback is, and even though they have several guys who are ready to compete, it feels like they’re missing something at running back.
Don’t rule out Clowney’s addition, especially with a madman like Howie Roseman pushing the buttons behind the curtain, but here are three less-expensive options at defensive end to ponder while you’re keeping one eye on Clowney and the other on Yannick Ngakoue. Philly fans haven’t given up on landing him either.