Myles Jack feels Jaguars will ‘get it right’ with Yannick Ngakoue
The Jacksonville Jaguars may have to go through training camp without defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue, who is currently engaged in a contract standoff with the Jaguars, as negotiations have come to a halt.
However, Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack is remaining positive, saying he thinks things will work out in the end:
“You would love to come into a team where everybody is paid, everybody is happy and everything is good, but we’re kind [of] at that time where it’s up for Yannick,″ Jack said, according to John Reid of The Florida Times-Union. “His situation is dire. He’s a pass rusher, and he’s produced. He’s rightfully deserving, but I feel like the Jaguars will get it right. But I feel like once that ball gets snapped, everyone is going to be thinking football.”
Ngakoue is entering the final year of his deal and is on track to make $2.025 million in 2019.
The 24-year-old is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he played all 16 games and registered 28 tackles and 9.5 sacks.
Ngakoue, who played his collegiate football at the University of Maryland, was originally selected by Jacksonville in the third round (69th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He appeared in all 16 contests during his rookie year, finishing with 23 tackles, eight sacks, an interception and four forced fumbles. He then followed that up with a very impressive 2017 season, racking up 30 tackles, 12 sacks, six forced fumbles, a couple of fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The Jaguars won just five games this past year.