Jadeveon Clowney was arguably the biggest name hitting free agency this offseason, considering it was well known he'd be exploring the market and keeping his options open, which wasn't the case with guys like Amari Cooper. The former No. 1 overall pick was the definition of a high-profile free agent.
But Clowney, who has proven to be one of the most imposing defensive forces in the NFL ever since he was drafted back in 2014, is still unsigned and there's no end to his free agency journey in sight.
"One growing thought around the league is that Clowney could take a while to find a new team, with some wondering if he could even wait into training camp," Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times wrote.
"... the idea that Clowney might be in this for the long haul is gaining some traction.
"So far, Clowney hasn’t gotten offers anywhere close to what he wanted, which is a multi-year deal in the $20 million-a season-or more range. If he had, he’d have signed long ago."
Those are pretty damning quotes considering we're already fairly late in the offseason, especially when it comes to star players putting pen to paper.
According to the latest buzz this offseason, Clowney turned down offers from both the Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, the latter of which was believed to be in the $17 million per year range (though that report has been refuted). Seattle is believed to have offered both short- and long-term offers, with the latter only being in the $13-$15 million range. If those reports are true, we can probably all agree this is going to take a while.
Could this mean teams previously not believed to be in the running could swoop in and sign him?