Yannick Ngakoue Trade to the Raiders (or Any Other Team) is Challenging For One Very Clear Reason

Will Yannick Ngakoue be traded before the start of the season?

The Jaguars would like to get something for Ngakoue, but the biggest hurdle in reaching a deal isn’t that Ngakoue doesn’t have value. He definitely does. The problem is that the Jaguars waited too long to get to the point where they are willing to trade him.

What that means is this…

Because the deadline has passed for anyone playing on the franchise tag to sign a contract extension, Ngakoue cannot get a new deal until after the season. So theoretically, if the Raiders traded a second-round pick to the Jaguars for Ngakoue, the Raiders would make the deal in hopes that he would re-sign after the season, but there would be no guarantee. And Ngakoue would have all the negotiating leverage when the time comes.

Is Ngakoue worth a second-round pick?


But is he worth a second-round pick with the risk of losing him after one season?

Maybe not.

The reason Jacksonville will be motivated not to trade Ngakoue is because they will get a compensatory pick (most likely a third) if he leaves via free agency after the 2020 season. So a trade for Ngakoue is going to be incredibly difficult to reach for any team.

With that in mind, the Raiders do seem to keep checking in with the Jaguars and are obviously willing to assume some level of risk to add Ngakoue.

So don’t count them out yet…

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2 thoughts on “Yannick Ngakoue Trade to the Raiders (or Any Other Team) is Challenging For One Very Clear Reason

  1. Well this article certainly brings much clarity as to why this trade has not been executed. So, the best case scenario for any team wanting Yannick is that the Jacksonville Jaguars sign him to a long term deal and trade him for the most that they can get in return rather than simply lose him in free agency for only a third round pick. Now the “mirky” waters are becoming much clearer.

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