Jaguars receive Pro Bowl player offer in potential Yannick Ngakoue trade
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been having a fire sale of sorts over the last year or so. When they traded away superstar cornerback Jalen Ramsey, that really seemed to kick NFL rumors off.
Since then, a few big names have parted ways with the Jaguars. And even more could be on the way out.
Two in particular are running back Leonard Fournette and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. Both superstars have seemed unhappy with the team at multiple points. And a parting of the ways seems imminent for both. It’s only a matter of time.
Even if they fulfill their contracts with the team, it’s hard to see them re-signing.
With that in mind, it makes a lot more sense for the Jaguars to trade them. Jacksonville is not exactly set up to be a Super Bowl contender in 2020. So moving some players might be the right move.
Ngakoue has had his name floated around in NFL trade rumors for what feels like months now. And according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network on Twitter, the Jaguars have gotten some serious offers.
And that includes a Pro Bowl player.
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
So Pelissero does not specify who the Pro Bowl player was or even what team made the offer. However, he does tell us that the player did not fit their system.
So his final thought of “Jags in no rush” is clearly true. If they were truly panicking, Jacksonville probably would have seen a Pro Bowl player and pounced on the opportunity to get a strong return for a player that is likely leaving.
It will be interesting to see how all this plays out. Clearly, Jacksonville feels there is more than enough time to get something worked out. And maybe they aren’t too stressed about the situation at all. If the right deal does not come to them, they might decide to just let the contract run its course and see what happens.