Jaguars’ Yannick Ngakoue Fires Agent

Yannick Ngakoue has parted ways with his agent (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero). The defensive end will now look for a new rep, who will be the third agent of his career. Per league rules, Ngakoue must wait at least five days before hiring a new agent.

Ngakoue is set to play on his one-year, $17.88MM franchise tender. He’s been extremely vocal about his desire to get out of Jacksonville but his market has been depressed by a number of factors. The Jaguars have received multiple trade offers for the defensive end, but none of them have been to their liking. Apparently, Ngakoue feels that a new agent can help bring a deal together.

Regardless of where Ngakoue winds up, he’ll have no choice but to sign and play on the one-year tender. After that, Ngakoue and his team will be formally barred from hammering out an extension until next year.

Although the extension ship has temporarily sailed, there is precedent for a player changing teams in this scenario. Last year, the Seahawks waited until August 31 before shipping Jadeveon Clowney to the Texans. At last check, the Jaguars were seeking a first-round pick – plus more – for Ngakoue. They’ll almost certainly have to scale back their asking price for a deal to come together. Theoretically, a 2021 third-round pick would at least give them something, a slight upgrade over the 2022 third-round compensatory pick they’d get by allowing the youngster to walk.

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8 comments on “Jaguars’ Yannick Ngakoue Fires Agent

    • ayrbhoy

      Yeah, haha not sure Zach Links meant to say this- “before shipping Jadeveon Clowney to the Texans.” Maybe a Freudian slip? JC going back to HOU? Haha no chance

  1. JJB0811

    ‘Regardless of where Ngakoue winds up, he’ll have no choice but to sign and play on the one-year tender. ‘

    Ever hear of a RB named Lev Bell? He’s not forced to sign any contract.

    • bigjonliljon

      New rules in the new CBA prevents some one from going the Lev Bell route. Huge fines etc

      • JJB0811

        Yannick isn’t under contract, like Bell. They both refused to sign the deals presented to them.

        • crosseyedlemon

          Maybe Yannick could hire Bell’s agent and get himself a gig at Dairy Queen.

          • rocky7

            He seems to be more of a Rita’s Ice kind of guy although he might have issues with the names on the flavors….better for him to just go by the colors!

  2. Super T

    I want this guy on the Raiders.

    Raiders trade 2021 1st round pick + Lamarcus Joyner (to free up salary).

    Jaguars trade Yannick Ngakoue + 2021 2nd round pick

    Make it happen!!!

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