Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is ready to be on a new team.
Before the Jaguars applied the franchise tag earlier this year, Ngakoue said that he would not sign a long-term deal with the team and wanted to play elsewhere. With the tag in place, the expectation has been that the Jaguars will trade Ngakoue and Tuesday brought a report that they have been discussing such a move with other teams.
The report also said that the Jaguars won’t give Ngakoue away and will wait until they get the compensation they desire. Ngakoue responded to that report on Twitter.
“Let’s agree to disagree. Why hold a man from taking care of his family. It’s obvious my time is up in my current situation. Let’s both move on,” Ngakoue wrote.
The Jaguars took their time before trading cornerback Jalen Ramsey last year and received a lot from the Rams in a midseason trade. They’d surely prefer a similar haul for Ngakoue, although he’ll have to sign his tag before any deal can move forward so the maneuvering will have to be a little different this time around.