5 NFL teams who should still pursue a Yannick Ngakoue trade

Yannick Ngakoue, Titans, Colts, Jaguars, Texans
Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in a strange predicament with their star edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Jacksonville has talented pass rushers with the likes of Josh Allen and rookie K’Lavon Chaisson. However, Nagkoue feels as though he is an irreplaceable talent on that defensive front.

Ngakoue may be a talented young player, but his asking price is that of some of the top defensive ends in the NFL. Jacksonville feels as though a player who surpassed 10 sacks only once in his career is not worth that type of money.

This clash of egos led to a dramatic series of tweets and instagram posts. One of which was calling out Jaguars Senior Vice President of Football Administration and Technology Tony Khan. This exchange looked like it would be the boiling point. Khan fired back saying his outbursts would only lower his stock.

After the outburst, it seems like Khan was correct. The waters have been cool on the Ngakoue trade front. Regardless, Ngakoue is still a young talent that could make a difference to a team in need of an edge rusher.

Here are five teams who should still pursue a Yannick Ngakoue trade.


  1. First of all, the Cardinals gave up a 2020 2nd round pick in the Hopkins trade not a 2021 2nd rounder. You reference them trading a 1st rounder for Ngakoue and not having a pick until the 3rd round. Secondly, how does this even make financial sense for the Cardinals? They have decisions to make with resigning Buddha Baker and Patrick Peterson next offseason, who are both gonna get PAID, if they’re resigned. I don’t even think they can make that trade financially right now for a 1st rounder

  2. The Raiders keep Joyner and the Jaguars keep Ngakoue.
    The Raiders receive Jaguars second round pick for their fifth round pick. Mike Mayock needs to make that trade now!

  3. Why don’t you guys do any homework? Abram is the strong safety, and Joyner played out of position at slot corner last season. I’m not questioning your opinion that the Jags May need a FS, or that the Raiders would benefit from the trade, but PLEASE at least start from an informed premise.

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