This thread is not for speculating whether we will or wont, or the validity of any rumors we've heard. This is purely about potential options, pros and cons, those sorts of shenanigans. To me, and extremely positive move, and honestly one of the best moves this team could make, would be to opt for Clowney over Judon. The money that Judon is gonna demand is gonna be absurd, and as much as i like judon, and think hes a really good 3 down defender, hes probably gonna cost damn near as much as clowney, just because NFL contract demands are stupid like that. paying Judon that kind of money would be crippling to this new movement our FO seems to be on, we arent paying guys to keep a core together anymore, and we arent paying guys just because theyre well rounded 3 down players, were clearly after more impact per dollar. If we were to trade a jimmy, and say, a 3rd round pick, and then sign Clowney to a blockbuster deal, that is far more bang for buck imo than keeping jimmy at his cap figure, paying judon what he will demand, and keeping that 3rd. on top of that, Judon would CERTAINLY recoup that traded third round pick with a comp, and thats the absolute bottom of the barrel compensation, even if we give, say jimmy and a 2 and 5, thats getting us a 3 for a 2, and shipping off a day 3 pick that we got for a player we never spent a pick on and was never gonna find a spot on the roster. We are looking at potentially giving very little for a franchise changing player. the money ozzie wouldve given to judon, well erics gonna give about 1.5x that to clowney, worth it. give up an aging and oft-injured player who we were gonna cut next year anyway, worth it. and all of the picks sent away will come close to being recouped in some way, worth it. young roster, qb on a rookie deal, lots of young talent, the time to strike would be now, and if you ask me whether id pay clowney or judon, its clowney by a mile, even if clowney costs more and would take some picks to bring here, absolutely. likely all a moot point, as i dont think its gonna happen, but just laying out some of my thoughts on the situation and why i would like to see it happen.