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Should the Jacksonville Jaguars trade Yannick Ngakoue if it means they can get rid of Nick Foles too?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad... well, decade.

They’ve picked bust after bust at quarterback, wasted most of their first round picks, and overspent on free agents and re-signings that either didn’t pan out or were terrible from the onset. The owner and president criticize the fans for not pumping enough revenue into a perennial loser and have taken one two games across the pond to London.

And now Pro Bowl pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue, a star on the field and off, publicly wants out.

Add into the mix they have an $88 million albatross at quarterback in Nick Foles and it’s embarrassing.

But when life hands you lemons make lemonade, right?

Mike Kaye of NJ.com has come up with an interesting theory — to move Foles (and that massive contract) you’re going to need to dangle a pretty big carrot to another team. Why not use Ngakoue as the bait and package him in a trade deal along with Foles?

What do you think? Would getting rid of Foles and that contract be worth giving Ngakoue his wish of playing elsewhere? Or should we do everything we can to offload Foles without having to give up talent at a premium position?

Personally, I think a trade deal can be struck with Foles and a Day 2 draft pick. I think giving up Ngakoue is a bit too much for the benefit of getting rid of Foles.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!