The Jacksonville Jaguars have been actively talking with teams about trading defensive end Yannick Ngakoue — but general manager Dave Caldwell and owner Shad Khan are digging in their heels. They won’t let a player go for less than they think he’s worth.
That means a first round pick at minimum... and likely more.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported this nugget earlier today. It seems a team approached Jacksonville with a player-for-player trade offer involving a Pro Bowler, but Jacksonville didn’t bite.
The #Jaguars have received multiple offers for DE Yannick Ngakoue – including one involving a Pro Bowl player who didn’t fit their system – but not enough value to deal a player of his caliber, per sources. Other teams have been told he’d play on $17.788M tender. Jags in no rush.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 15, 2020
If I had to guess, a Pro Bowl player who doesn’t fit the Jaguars’ system would likely be Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon or a defensive back they don’t think plays in their preferred role of a strong or free safety.
But I don’t know! No one does! What do you think? Who was the Pro Bowl Player that the Jaguars balked at? Let us know in the comments below.