Jaguars Are Being Ridiculous With Yannick Ngakoue Negotiations

Jason Schandl
The Jacksonville Jaguars are being ridiculous in negotiations with star defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are being ridiculous in negotiations with star defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images
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Wednesday is the deadline for contract extensions on players who have received the franchise tag for the 2020 NFL season.

The negotiations between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Yannick Ngakoue have been one of the biggest stories of the offseason, and the Jags' stance on the negotiations continues to be absurd.

Ngakoue has demanded a trade, repeatedly saying that he has no intention of playing for the Jags, having already moved on from the team.

Ngakoue is also reportedly willing to play on the franchise tag for another team (if he is traded) or to sign a long-term deal following a trade. It's never simple for a team to work out roster moves, but this one should be relatively straightforward.

At this point, it seems like the Jags are just being petty. Ngakoue doesn't want to play in Jacksonville, and if he holds out the team doesn't get any benefit to keeping him in town. Trading Ngakoue would not only make him happy, but it would let the team recoup some of their losses.

This one just doesn't make any sense, and if anything the negotiations could be doing long-term damage to the franchise. Players around the league are certainly taking note of how this situation has played out, and this could deter players from coming to Jacksonville in the future.


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