Raiders, Jaguars Discuss Yannick Ngakoue Trade

The Raiders called the Jaguars with interest in defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, a source tells Mike Florio of PFT. The conversation happened on Wednesday, but the talks did not go anywhere and nothing seems imminent as of Thursday morning, per that source. Charlie Campbell of Walter Football (Twitter link) was first to relay the Raiders’ interest in Ngakoue. 

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Ngakoue would be costly for Las Vegas, in every sense. In addition to draft capital, the franchise-tagged defensive end is seeking a monster extension that would include substantial cashflow and guarantees in 2021 and 2022. That’s a major holdup for the Raiders and every other team that would be interested in the 25-year-old edge rusher.

Ngakoue has made it clear that he does not want to return to Jacksonville under any circumstances. Earlier this week, he traded barbs with owner Tony Khan, urging him to hurry up and trade him.

The relationship is broken beyond repair and a trade could go down this week. Still, nothing seems imminent and a deal might not get done until the Jaguars significantly reduce their asking price.

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  1. phillyballers

    Again leverage…. Jags have none once that tweet war went on. They got greedy, he got annoyed and lashed out very publicly. Raiders would be dumb to offer a haul for him. But the again, the Bucs were dumb and gave a 4th for a dude that put the Patriots in a bind by un-retiring with a 10M cap hit and <2M in cap space. And the Raiders did give up draft capital for AB and gave him a huge deal only to see that implode.

    • mcmillankmm

      What can the Jags expect to receive for him? Vegas’ 2nd rounder (I haven’t check to see if they still own their own pick)?

      • jjabrony

        They dont…they have 3 3rd rounders…you just know every team who may be willing to pay Yannick is just calling the Jags with BS low ball offers right now after that ridiculous (on both sides btw) twitter slap fight

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Are players ever going to learn that negotiating in public is a terrible strategy for them? If I were an agent, I would insist that all my clients stay the hell away from social media.

    • JoeBrady

      I remember interviews with Joey Buatista after allegedly declining $150M/5 from the Blue Jays, All I could think of was ‘He’s not going to get close to that, and here he is talking about not giving the BJ’s a hometown discount’.

      Dude, this is why you pay a whole lot of money to your agent.

    • phillyballers

      He is arguing with his current team he doesnt intend to sign with LT. He is hurting his trade value, which actually helps his next team. Esp if it’s not a joke organization and they pay him.

      • crosseyedlemon

        I don’t see it making much sense to deliberately sabotage your market value even if you are looking for an exit. You put yourself at risk of never being able to reclaim that value.

  3. JJB0811

    Even the Browns wouldn’t/didn’t do a reboot with the same HC & GM. Jags keep upping the stupidity level for the NFL.

  4. fungie22

    Teams do not want too as a first round pick and have to pay a huge contract.

  5. Raiderfan55

    Raiders have Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrel as starters, plus Nassib and Key as very solid backups. We have huge need for wr and cb, no chance we trade for him if they want a first. Not to mention also on top of this is we would not pay Khalil Mack huge money so why this guy?

    Fake news

      • Appalachian_Outlaw

        Big Angry Baby, the age and stats would make him worth a 1st IF he wasn’t in line for a huge deal. There’s zero sense in trading valuable picks plus dishing out money. If pass rusher was that big a need, free agents only cost money.

        • JD Candello

          I kinda disagree App Outlaw – You guarantee his services with an extension instead of fighting the whole market for him –

          You also show him a commitment he hasnt felt his entire career so maybe you get a little extra fire outta him too-

          Dudes a beast, I mean hes a top 3 pick this year if coming out only 25 and you take out all the “bust potential”

          But as people have said we need WR/CB a helluva lot more than DE with our prospect capital and cap BUT….

          If we had gone lockdown corner over Ferrell last year (theoretically) at 4 and had the cap this year id no doubt give 19 for Yannick assuming reasonable exstension is worked out beforehand, would prolly be able to get back a 6th and 7th as well as Jax is littered w late picks this year if I played hardball

    • Appalachian_Outlaw

      Agreed, Raiders fan. The Raiders might’ve offered up a 3rd, just to see if Jax would bite. Crosby and Ferrel are solid starters though, so I doubt this is any type of serious pursuit.

      They really need WR and CB help. Beyond that, the team is pretty solid.

  6. JD Candello

    I dont even think we could make this work with the cap- Gabe would 100% have to be gone and probably a couple other hoops to jump thru as well to get it done financially.

    This also sucks up all the money to be spent for post 6/1 cuts/help

    Love the player/idea but hard sell

  7. Super T

    Give Jax the #19 draft pick for Yannick Ngakoue and Jax’s 2nd round draft pick. Could even throw in a lesser draft pick. Get CeeDee Lamb or best WR at #12, get Yannick Ngakoue, and use 2nd round draft pick for CB.

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