Yannick Ngakoue willing to play out tag, if a trade can be made

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The Jaguars have about six hours before the deadline to sign defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to a long-term deal, but that was never going to happen anyway.

And he still wants out, and is willing to work with anyone who is willing to rescue him.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Ngakoue has talked contract with multiple teams, but the pandemic has made it hard to find someone willing to commit, so he’s willing to play elsewhere on the one-year tag. That one-year deal would be worth $17.8 million.

The problem remains the Jaguars getting what they perceive as value for the wantaway pass-rusher.

They’ve set a high price, but when a team is trading for a rental, the price goes down considerably. Last year, the Seahawks traded for Texans’ tag-holder Jadeveon Clowney, and all it cost them was two non-star players (Jacob Martin and Barkevious Mingo) and a third-round pick.

There’s still time to make a deal, but the Jaguars aren’t operating from a position of strength at the moment.

4 responses to “Yannick Ngakoue willing to play out tag, if a trade can be made

  1. Jaguars have the worst owners in the League. They totally threw the 2017 team under the bus. Now theyre not even gonna get a 3rd round pick for this guy instead he’ll just show up to the games with a headache or a sore quad and collect the game check.

  2. No team is going to give up a 1st round pick on a 1 year rental. They’ll want security. No trade with the tag in place. It is play for the Jaguars or cook fries at McDonalds. The Jaguars are prepared for Yannick to sit the year out.

  3. Exactly why would you give up a first round pick when you know players this year will have minimal time to learn the playbook and this guy is a one year rental. Jaguars should have gotten what they could during the draft, now he will most likely wait till week 8 then sign, so you have cap space tied up, no player, no draft capital. Just bad for all sides and a distraction. I get the team position they don’t want to send the message they will cave, maybe the better idea here is to build a franchise players want to stay and play for.

  4. Yannick has been to London and decided he does not want to live there or call it home.

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