For the second-straight year, the Jacksonville Jaguars may have to trade a superstar from its defense. Last year it was Jalen Ramsey who wanted out, and this year it’s Yannick Ngakoue.
This past season, Ngakoue had 41 tackles and eight sacks. In an effort to make sure he doesn’t reach the open market, the Jaguars placed the franchise tag on him.
Even though Ngakoue is under team control for the 2020 season, the star pass-rusher has no intentions of playing in Jacksonville. In fact, he went on Twitter this morning to say that he’s ready to move on from the team that drafted him in 2016.
“Let’s agree to disagree. Why hold a man from taking care of his family,” Ngakoue wrote on Twitter. “It’s obvious my time is up in my current situation. Let’s both move on, Jaguars.”
— Yannick Ngakoue (@YannickNgakoue) March 31, 2020
Earlier today, NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo reported that Jacksonville is fielding calls for Ngakoue.
Jacksonville won’t just trade away Ngakoue to satisfy his demands. The front office obviously wants a solid haul in return for one of the best defensive ends in the league.
It’ll be worth monitoring this situation between Ngakoue and the Jaguars, especially since he just publicly called out the team.