Trade Interest For Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue Still Remains

     

According to Ian Rapoport, there’s still some interest around the NFL in a potential trade for Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue

Yannick Ngakoue

Ngakoue has yet to sign his franchise tag as he maintains his desire for a clean break from Jacksonville.

That combined with his contract demands and the Jaguars’ trade price would make this a complicated deal to pull off, but not impossible, per Rapoport. 

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 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. 

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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