Jaguars franchise Yannick Ngakoue

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Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has been franchised.

The franchise tag, which Ngakoue had been expecting, was officially placed on him today.

Ngakoue has said he does not intend to sign a long-term contract with the Jaguars, so it appears likely that he’ll be traded. That has become the norm around the NFL: Last year three pass rushers were franchised — Jadeveon Clowney, Dee Ford and Frank Clark — and all three of them were traded.

The big question now is which team will trade for Ngakoue, and how much the Jaguars can get in a trade for him. The Jaguars already have two first-round picks in this year’s draft, and they’d love to get a third.

Ngakoue is the No. 11 player on our list of the Top 100 free agents.

11 responses to “Jaguars franchise Yannick Ngakoue

  1. don’t trade him and make him work his ass off. next year’s free agency won’t be as lucrative if he doesn’t put up some career stats…

  2. I’m hoping the Seahawks don’t trade for him and give up Draft number 27. I was hoping they would get a shot at him in Free agency, but I really think the team needs to look at getting a young, quality, offensive or defensive lineman in the first round. If after the draft, he is still available, then maybe work out a deal.

  3. Hopefully Seattle stays away from this option. Yeah sure, their track record of drafting Offensive and Defensive Linemen is horrible but they need 3-4 starters on their DL so giving up a 1st and paying this guy 21 mil is pretty much shooting yourself in the foot cap wise unless of course they just rent him for a season on the franchise tag….even that is less than ideal.

  4. The tag and trade loophole should be closed. It is against the original intent of the franchise tag.

  5. greenbleeder says:
    March 13, 2020 at 4:56 pm
    -Howie Roseman

    RATS…… I can’t draft for the life of me.

    You left out that last part.

  6. Jags will package Yannick, their first and secon and a second in 2020 for Tua. And with Tua, they will be a force for the next 15 years.

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