Jaguars Turned Down Multiple Trade Offers, Including One Pro Bowl Player, For DE Yannick Ngakoue


According to Tom Pelissero, the Jaguars have received multiple trade offers for DE Yannick Ngakoue, but none that have prompted them to agree to a deal. 

Yannick Ngakoue

Pelissero adds one offer included a Pro Bowl player but Jacksonville didn’t believe the player fit their system. 

Ngakoue’s has been flexible with his contract demands and is reportedly willing to play out the 2020 season on the franchise tag. 

However, he has been as resolute in his desire for a trade as Jacksonville has been resolute in turning down offers to this point. 

The Jaguars said back in April they haven’t received any trade offers for the disgruntled pass rusher. Jacksonville had been reportedly asking for at least a first-round pick to move on from Ngakoue.

The stalled trade talks also led to a blowup between Ngakoue and team co-owner Tony Khan on Twitter. 

The franchise tag for Ngakoue is set to be $17.78 million fully guaranteed. The two sides have until 4 PM Wednesday to work out a long-term deal, but the odds of that appear slim.

Any team trading for Ngakoue would also have until then to sign him to an extension. But if he’s willing to play on the tag, a trade later on is still a possibility. 

Ngakoue, 25, 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.

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. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 edge rusher out of 107 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Ngakoue as the news is available.

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