Titans landing Jadeveon Clowney should be a franchise-changing moment

By John Glennon

This kind of thing isn't supposed to happen to the Titans.

Securing one of the biggest free agents on the 2020 market, a player who just might – might – be enough to push the team a step or two beyond its AFC runner-up status of last season?

Come on. What's gotten into this franchise, assuming multiple reports that Jadeveon Clowney will sign with the Titans are accurate?


When we look back at the history of the Oilers/Titans, it's so much easier to recall heart-breakers – just-misses or second-bests – than it is epic achievements.

We can start in the previous century if you like, almost half a decade before the franchise even moved to Nashville. Which team in 1993 pulled off the greatest choke job in NFL history? That's right, the Oilers, who blew a 32-point lead to Buffalo in the playoffs, eventually losing 41-38 to the Bills in overtime.

Moving forward, this was the team that finished agonizingly close to sending a Super Bowl to overtime in 2000, when wide receiver Kevin Dyson was stopped – stretching, stretching – a yard short of the end zone as time expired in a 23-16 loss.

Then there was the spring . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: