Las Vegas Raiders: 10 free agents that could help the pass rush
DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney had an eventful 2020 offseason, as he waited until quite nearly the last minute before signing with a team, before ultimately deciding to join the Tennessee Titans. The move was supposed to electrify the Titans defense, but unfortunately for Clowney, his offseason was more interesting than his 2020 season.
Clowney featured in just eight games for the Titans and did not record a sack in limited opportunities with Tennessee. The Titans were one of the few teams that had a worse pass rush than the Raiders in 2020, and the lack of production from free agents like Clowney and Vic Beasley were big reasons why.
So why is Clowney even on this list if he played in just eight games and ended the season on injured reserve? The fact that he did so little in 2020 is precisely why he is on this list. Clowney signed a 1-year/$12.5 million deal with the Titans to try and prove he can earn a long-term deal, and he clearly did not live up to that or prove he deserves a big contract.
This allows the Raiders to buy low on a player and help him rebuild his value by proving it on the field. The Raiders have a long history of helping veteran players rebuild their reputations after being discarded by other teams, and Clowney, at just 27 years old, still has an opportunity to earn another big contract if he can prove he deserves it.
Why not do so in Las Vegas?