The Jacksonville Jaguars will place the non-exclusive franchise tag on pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday afternoon. Ngakoue and the Jaguars worked at getting a contract done, but couldn’t get on the same page. The tag will give Ngakoue in the realm of $19.3 million for next season, pending the new CBA. But, that might not be the plan, as Ngakoue appears to want out of Jacksonville, tweeting:
The Jaguars are aware I no longer have interest in signing a long term contract in Jacksonville. Duval, I love you and gave you guys everything I got. I’m thankful for the journey and look forward to continuing my career elsewhere. -91— Yannick Ngakoue (@YannickNgakoue) March 2, 2020
Since being drafted in 2016, Ngakoue has the second-most sacks in franchise history with 37.5 and is easily worth a top-end deal. The Jaguars have looked like they could be in tank mode for a top quarterback and with Ngakoue wanting out, there’s a real chance this will be a tag and trade move. We haven’t heard the last of this situation.