The market for Jadeveon Clowney is seemingly ever-changing and it's clearly affecting his status in free agency. The defensive star, who was viewed as the best player on the open market when it all began, is still unsigned.
Reports surfaced earlier in the week suggesting he was seeking a deal in the $21 million per year range, which actually isn't crazy given Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald lead the way with $23.5 million and $22.5 million per year salaries. Clowney deserves to be in the top five, but now his price tag is reportedly dropping, which could open the door for a number of other teams with less cap space.
Seahawks? Cowboys? Browns? Titans? Eagles? A return to the TEXANS?! The $17-$18 million range could make this a realistic signing for all the aforementioned teams, so Clowney is now opening himself up to more contenders.
The goal, after all, is to win a Super Bowl, right?
Clowney's injury history and lack of stat production is likely contributing to his fluctuating market and the fact that he's still without a team. However, there's no denying the impact he has on both the rushing and passing game, regardless of how many sacks or tackles he records. He's a force on the defensive line, forces double teams, and opens up opportunities for other pass rushers.
Someone is going to step in and pay him at this number, that's for sure. Expect the sweepstakes to get wild if this is a price range a number of other teams feel comfortable with.