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3 Jaguars Players Who Could Be Traded Next

Jason Schandl
Jacksonville Jaguars who could be traded next in the NFL offseason.
Jacksonville Jaguars who could be traded next in the NFL offseason. / James Gilbert/Getty Images
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The Jacksonville Jaguars were clearly looking to contend in the 2019 season. They were just one year removed from winning the AFC South and hoped they had inked a new franchise QB in Nick Foles.

They failed to put things together, though, finishing 6-10 and fourth in the AFC South. They traded Jalen Ramsey in the middle of the season, and just this week they shipped off another corner, sending A.J. Bouye to the Denver Broncos.

The Jaguars are making moves this offseason, and these are three players who could be traded next.

1. Yannick Ngakoue

Yannick Ngakoue on the sideline during a game against the Dolphins.
Yannick Ngakoue on the sideline during a game against the Dolphins. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

This one shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as Yannick Ngakoue has publicly stated he wants out of Jacksonville, but the Jags will likely put a stop to that by using the franchise tag on him. The 24-year-old edge rusher can be expected to leave town on a sign-and-trade deal that should net him a huge contract in a new location, though. Ngakoue should fetch a solid return on the trade market, as he's still entering his prime and already has 37.5 sacks through four NFL seasons.

2. Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette before a game against the Falcons.
Leonard Fournette before a game against the Falcons. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Leonard Fournette hasn't been a bad running back through three NFL seasons, but he's also not come close to living up to the hype as a first-round pick. He's never stayed healthy for a full 16-game season, playing 36 games in three years, racking up 3,640 yards from scrimmage on 800 touches. A versatile rushing and receiving threat out of the backfield, a change in scenery could do Fournette some good, especially if his new team doesn't lean on him as the Jags have done. His hefty contract could limit his trade value some, as he is one of only six RBs with at least $27 million in guaranteed money on their deals.

3. Nick Foles

Nick Foles during a game against the Buccaneers.
Nick Foles during a game against the Buccaneers. / James Gilbert/Getty Images

It wasn't just injuries that made the Nick Foles contract a dud. He was horribly inefficient when he did play, averaging 6.0 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A). For some context, Blake Bortles has a career average of 6.2 AY/A. Foles was soundly outplayed by sixth-round rookie Gardner Minshew (7.3 AY/A), who also happens to be on a significantly more team-friendly contract. One roadblock to any potential deal could be the hefty penalty the Jags would incur if they move Foles, though. Even so, trading his hefty contract would put the Jags in a great spot to rebuild around their best passer.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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