Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said they “would love to have” to re-sign DE Yannick Ngakoue this offseason and he’s hoping they can get something together “relatively easily.”
“It’s a deal that we feel like could take a little bit of time but should be done hopefully relatively easily,” Caldwell said, via Jaguars.com.
Nagakoue is in line for a massive contract should he hit the open market and could end up securing around $18 million per year.
The Jaguars will have their franchise tag at their disposal as well, but Nagakoue said previously made it clear that he does not plan to play under the franchise tag in 2020, per Mark Long.
Ngakoue, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2016. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3.48 million contract and made a base salary of $834,269 for the 2019 season.
Ngakoue will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.
In 2019, Ngakoue appeared in 15 games for the Jaguars and recorded 41 tackles, eight sacks, an interception, a defensive touchdown, four forced fumbles, a recovery and six passes defended.
We have him included in our Top 100 – 2020 Free Agents list.