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Paul Posluszny: Trade Him?

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Paul Posluszny has been a great linebacker through out his career in the NFL. He had arguably his best season this year in Jacksonville with 161 tackles, 3 sacks, 9 pass deflections, 2 interceptions, and a forced fumble. While Paul is a great linebacker, he's set to turn 30 this October. By the time this team is continuously in playoff contention, Paul will likely be 33 or 34, and towards the end of his career.

Paul is set to earn 9.5 million in 2014, according to John Oehser, and while money isn't an issue...whats the point? Paul Posluszny is earning nearly 10 million next season, for a losing team that has an unlikely chance of playing in the playoffs. Paying that much for an aging player on a losing team seems like a waste. The Jaguars should find a young linebacker to lead this defense for the next 10 years. I think that the Jaguars might be able to get a decent pick for Paul Posluszny.

In 2012, the Eagles swapped 3rd round picks and gave a 4th round pick to the Texas in exchange for DeMeco Ryans. DeMeco Ryans has had similar numbers to Paul Posluszny through out his career, but the numbers are still inferior. A team like the New York Giants are desperate for a middle linebacker may offer a 3rd round pick for Posluszny. The Giants did trade for Jon Beason early in the season in desperaton. There are other teams like the Chiefs who need an inside linebacker for their 3-4. If a team offered their 3rd round pick for Posluszny would you take the 3rd and attempt to find a young leader for the Jaguars' defense?

Just for the record, I love Paul Posluszny. I was just presenting this idea to see what the rest of y'all think.

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