Reports: No movement toward Yannick Ngakoue trade

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The Jaguars have traded cornerback A.J. Bouye, defensive lineman Calais Campbell and quarterback Nick Foles this week and most believe they’ll be making at least one more trade this offseason.

Jacksonville applied the franchise tag to defensive end Yannick Ngakoue earlier this month despite Ngakoue going public with his desire to sign a long-term deal somewhere else. Given that desire, the popular response to the Jaguars’ decision was that they’d look to trade him to another team.

That may be the case, but it doesn’t sound like a deal is around the corner. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported on Thursday that nothing is going on regarding a trade and Mike Kaye of, who previously covered the Jaguars, reported that they have yet to have any discussions with another team.

None of that means Ngakoue won’t be traded, but there’s little time pressure to get anything done given the indefinite postponement of the offseason program. The Jags may be letting the first wave of free agency pass before turning attention toward a trade that will take cooperation from Ngakoue as he needs to sign the tag before he could be dealt.

5 responses to “Reports: No movement toward Yannick Ngakoue trade

  1. Jags would rather pay an unhappy employee top dollar for what will amount to lower performance in the short term due to his unhappiness than to trade him and recover a possibly greater net benefit to the team’s long term? I thought Cincy had rights on that!

  2. Firm believer that he shouldn’t have posted that picture of Reggie White as an Eagle.

  3. No movement? That means they’re asking too much so teams are looking elsewhere.

  4. Yan is finding that the market for pass rushers isn’t what he thought it was. Jags offering way more than Fowler got from Falcons. More than Clowney has been offered. We’re not trading one of the best pass rushers in the league for peanuts (I’d want a 1st, or a 2nd and a 4th package) so I’m thinking he’ll be playing out the year on the tag. They’ll let him walk in 2021.

  5. I don’t see a problem with what they’re doing. He’s one of the best pass-rushers available (essentially that’s what he is since he doesn’t want to sign with the Jags). My guess is they have been talking to teams and likely either them or the other team want a little better deal. It’s still early. Someone will make a deal…he’s just too good to pass up.

    Maybe the better question is to see how good he is without Calais Campbell on the same DL with him.

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