With the Jaguars under Shad Khan now 2-21 during his tenure as owner (that’s a 9.5 percent success rate), the time to flip current players for future prospects has arrived.
And the best prospect they currently have on the roster is receiver Justin Blackmon.
On Tuesday night’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, former Chiefs G.M. and Patriots V.P. of player personnel Scott Pioli flagged Blackmon as a player who could be moved, given that he was acquired with the fifth overall pick in the draft by former G.M. Gene Smith.
Obvious candidates for his services include the Colts and Falcons. Indy needs a replacement for Reggie Wayne, and Atlanta could use a replacement for Julio Jones.
The problem with Blackmon is that he was suspended four games to start the year under the league’s substance-abuse policy. If he’s now in Stage Three, he faces up to 10 test per month. A single violation would result in a banishment, with the ability to apply for reinstatement after a year.
It’s a risk that either the Colts or the Falcons could be willing to take, given that they have clear needs at the position. Given that he has 384 receiving yards in three games played this season, he could help either team.
And so we’ll continue to squat on Jim Irsay’s Twitter page, waiting for word that a BLOCKBUSTER deal is coming. Or song lyrics.