Yannick Ngakoue wants the Jaguars to trade him already
Yannick Ngakoue has made it clear to the Jacksonville Jaguars that he no longer wants to play for them and he’s hoping that a trade takes place sooner rather than later. While responding to the reports of Jacksonville possibly trading him, Ngakoue took to Twitter to inform the Jaguars to expedite the process.
Going back to last offseason, Ngakoue was seeking to get a long-term extension from the Jaguars. However, Jacksonville showed no signs of giving him a contract that makes him one of the highest-paid edge rushers in the NFL.
After failing to agree on a new contract, Ngakoue exclaimed that he would prefer to test free agency and continue his career elsewhere. But before he could test the open market, Jacksonville placed their franchise tag on him.
Despite having the tag placed on him, Ngakoue doesn’t have any interest in signing it unless he’s traded. Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, it appears that the Jaguars are willing to listen to offers for the Pro Bowl pass rusher. At the same time, they could make a trade a bit more difficult depending on their asking price.
In his four seasons with the Jaguars, Ngakoue has combined for 37.5 sacks, 42 tackles for loss, and 14 forced fumbles. Given that Ngakoue just turned 25 years old on Tuesday, there will undoubtedly be teams expressing interest in his services.
Throughout the past few years, Jacksonville has parted ways with members of the 2017 defense that helped the franchise make the playoffs. Even though their relationship is beyond repair, the Jaguars can give Ngakoue a belated birthday gift by making him the next player to be traded.