Doug Marrone hasn’t heard from unsigned Yannick Ngakoue

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Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has still not signed his franchise tag and did not report to training camp today, and his coach doesn’t know when to expect him.

Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone said today that he hasn’t heard from Ngakoue. Otherwise, the Jaguars are at full strength with everyone at camp, Marrone said.

Ngakoue has indicated he wants the Jaguars to trade him, but Jacksonville has indicated it won’t move him until it gets an offer to its liking.

Wherever Ngakoue plays, he’ll play on the one-year, $17.8 million salary that comes with the franchise tag.

31 responses to “Doug Marrone hasn’t heard from unsigned Yannick Ngakoue

  1. this is not Marrone’s fault, this is the GM and ownerships fault. The GM failed to get a trade thru, ownership threw him under the bus and made him more bitter against the team. An example of the guys behind the scenes REALLY screwing up.

  2. The man didn’t want the tag and you tagged him anyway. Then he asked for a trade, said he didn’t want to be there, and you didn’t make a move. So what did they really expect?

  3. If he is mad, take it up with the NFLPA. They are the ones who negotiated the Franchise Tag. You don’t give up a player for nothing just because he is unhappy.

  4. kferguson2002 says:
    July 30, 2020 at 1:07 pm
    The man didn’t want the tag and you tagged him anyway
    _____

    Team – employer
    Player – employee
    See how that works?

  5. Why does he want to leave? Because they don’t wanna pay him? Or does he know something that we don’t? I’m curious.

  6. How is a man supposed to feed his family on only $17.8 million salary?
    The poor guy.

    Hes a good player, but he’s not a super star.
    It’s not like he put up 18 sacks.

    Probably the Jags should have traded him, but if he’s unhappy thats too bad, he’s getting fairly paid as a good pass rusher.

  7. The league has Jaguars issue. They are poorly run, owner has good intentions and spends but something is off. Outside of JVille no-one cares for them, fanbase is okay. Ugly uniform, boring mascot, not loosing money but not minting it either. NFL lost two good cities in the 2016/2017 relocations even though LA and Vegas were good moves (except for the Chargers/Chokers) SD and STL should be allowed to pouch the Jags, probably STL, they were originally supposed to get them in the 1993 expansion, fix the mistake. SD will get the Chokers back in 20 years, that’s the length too the lease, with two 10 year option, I got. a feeling. Maybe the jags moving and getting a fresh start is what they need. Something is just off with his team. Other teams suck but you can say its this or that but this team, hard to say what’s the issue.

  8. Actually the team may control his rights but they would not be his employer till he signs that Tag. Both sides have rights and he is under no contractual obligation to do so.

  9. And with the contract Bosa just signed Im sure he is going to want to break the bank also.

  10. Yan feels disrespected. Boo hoo. Show up and play or don’t show up and be in the same boat next year. Tired of all these whiny players that get paid millions to play football thinking they can just pout and throw twitter tantrums and get their way. If some team really wanted this guy knowing they’d have to shell out big bucks for his sub 10 sack performance, they would have already offered a first. Jags ain’t trading him for middling picks when they can let him walk in free agency and net that in compensatory picks.

  11. LOL @ footballinla

    Jags attendance has been consistently much better than San Diego (who is always dead last by a long shot). In fact, we are normally on par with LA Rams who are Super Bowl contenders playing in a city with a metro population 13x the size of ours. So, you can suggest firing the front office, but you definitely need to try harder with the relocation stuff.

  12. We all know that NFL players have brief careers. According to reports, the Jaguars last year offered him a 3 year contract worth $18-19/million per year. He wanted $21 million/year.

    He chose to turn it down, taking $2 million instead on the 4th year of his rookie contract and may make $0 this year unless he reports at the final gun and makes about $6 million on the tag.

    He gave up $36-38 million to make $2-8 million. Not only is he apparently dumb, he can’t tackle worth beans.

  13. No idea why I’m getting down voted, this is basic stuff they didn’t want to give him a long term deal that’s the Teams prerogative. They Tagged him and he said trade me, they choose not to do so during the draft when his trade value would have been the highest. They did that, in my opinion because of the perception players with talent could force there way out of Jacksonville and they didn’t want to reinforce that perception. I’m sure pride, bad blood, and maybe a lack of a good enough market played a part. They now have a player who will probably not sign his tag till the last possible point. It makes no sense to opt out, that just pushes this off a year. He can accomplish the same thing by showing up week 8 and getting paid a lot more for half a season. Now he has no trade value, team doesn’t have a functional player, and they have essentially dead cap space. My guess is the team will let him sign then say he reported out of shape do the dance try and not pay him a couple weeks and he will be gone next year.

  14. eaglesfan290 says:
    Actually the team may control his rights but they would not be his employer till he signs that Tag. Both sides have rights and he is under no contractual obligation to do so.
    ==

    You’re right, they are not currently his employer, and he doesn’t HAVE to sign if he doesn’t wish to.
    But as you said, the Jags have rights too. They don’t have any contractual or moral obligation to trade him, give him the money he wants, or give in to his demands in any way. At the end of the day they retain his rights according to the terms of the CBA, whether he likes it or not.
    If Jacksonville is serious about holding firm until it gets a trade offer it likes, Ngakoue can sign the tag and report, or sit out with no pay. Those are his options.
    As for your other comment, I get the idea you think that any time a player whines, fakes an injury, goes nuclear on social media, or demands a huge pay-raise or trade the team should just give in, and is foolish if it doesn’t do so.
    Ngakoue is a pretty good player, but nowhere near the well-rounded kind that’s worth the kind of money he’s already turned down. Personally, I applaud the Jags for finally taking a stand, even it if costs them in the short term.

  15. crush22 says:
    July 30, 2020 at 1:26 pm
    Team – employer
    Player – employee
    See how that works?

    Team-Doesn’t want to give player a new contract, their right.
    Player-No tag signed, cannot be penalized for not showing up, his right.
    Yes I see exactly how it works.
    See how that works?

  16. For some reason fans seem to think the players should play come hell or high water. Meanwhile, its OK for the team to cut a guy who loses a step or becomes injured even if he has a long term contract. Makes no sense to me.

  17. Wayleftfield says:
    July 30, 2020 at 6:43 pm
    For some reason fans seem to think the players should play come hell or high water. Meanwhile, its OK for the team to cut a guy who loses a step or becomes injured even if he has a long term contract. Makes no sense to me.
    ———————————————————–

    He has been offered fair money, but he is a diva and wants way more than someone who produces at his level should get.

  18. If you don’t like your current employment, find another job. I doubt too many other employers will be willing to pay $17.8 million… but good luck.

  19. He doesn’t even really need the NFL, he’s got a college education and probably can get a fine job in upper management.

  20. The more I think of it, he should sign the tender and then take the covid-19 opt out. Then they can work on trading him…

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