Poll: Should Jags call Dolphins about a DeVante Parker trade?

The Miami Dolphins might put wide receiver DeVante Parker on the trade block after adding Tyreek Hill and others in free agency. Should the Jags trade for him?

The Miami Dolphins may put wide receiver DeVante Parker on the trade block after they traded for Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill and signed free-agent receivers Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Trent Sherfield this offseason. The Jaguars could be a potential trade destination if the Dolphins elect to make him available because of their need for wide receiver help outside.

Jacksonville still needs receiver help even after signing Christian Kirk and Zay Jones this offseason. Kirk has the versatility to play outside but has excelled the most in the slot during his four-year career.

Parker makes sense for the Jaguars because Miami’s asking price shouldn’t be too steep. Dolphins Wire believes that Parker is worth a fourth- or fifth-round pick in return. Jacksonville only has one pick in the fourth and fifth rounds, respectively, while holding four sixth-round and two seventh-round picks.

He would also make a nice addition to the team because he adds more quality depth. Parker has spent most of his career out wide and had a monster season in 2019 where he posted 72 receptions for 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns. He has had trouble matching those figures the last two seasons due to injuries, but still managed 40 catches for 515 yards, two touchdowns and averaged 12.9 yards a catch while only being available for 10 games in 2021.

Some reasons why he wouldn’t be a good fit for Jacksonville besides his injury history the past two seasons is because he’s 29 years old and his potential cap hit in 2023 if the Jaguars don’t restructure his contract. Parker’s cap hit for 2022 is only $3.34 million this season but will jump to $9 million the following season.

Personally, it’d be a smart move for the Jaguars if they sent some of their sixth- and seventh-round picks in exchange for Parker. He would provide veteran help at wide receiver and is an option who could play on the perimeter.

Jaguars fans, what do you think? Should Jacksonville try to trade for Parker? Or should they just wait until the daft to acquire another receiver?

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Poll: Should Jags make a trade for Cowboys OT La’el Collins?

The trade market has been interesting these last few days, and according to a report, RT La’el Collins is being discussed as a trade candidate, too. Is he a player the Jags should look into?

While free agency has yet to start for the NFL, the trade market has been interesting the last few days. Longtime Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz will be sent to new teams when the new league year starts, as will Chicago edge rusher Khalil Mack on the defensive side. Others like receiver Amari Cooper could soon endure the same fate as well, too, and he may not be alone as new trade candidates could pop up as free agency gets closer.

With the Jacksonville Jaguars  finishing 2021 with the league’s worst record, they should also be open to getting in on the trade acquisition process this offseason. They especially could use some help offensively, as their offensive line needs to be upgraded around Trevor Lawrence and skill weapons are needed, too.

For those hoping for potential help with the former issue, it appears there may be a name to be mindful of in the coming weeks. That player is Dallas Cowboys tackle La’el Collins, who NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says is being discussed in trade conversations. This news comes as the Cowboys need to free up cap space to retain some of their pending free agents like receiver Michael Gallup and tight end Dalton Schultz.

While the asking price isn’t known, Collins is a better right tackle than what the Jags currently have at the position in Jawaan Taylor. While he did miss four games due to a missed drug test last season, he was a key contributor for the team on the field, finishing with an 80.2 grade, according to Pro Football Focus. Then in 2019 (missed 2020 with a hip injury), he accumulated a career-high grade of 86.4.

At 28 years of age, Collins should have several good years left in the tank and his $10 million salary is one the Jags can afford. However, as is the case with many trade acquisitions, his availability is a little concerning (at least in his last few seasons). His penalty count in 2021 (10) is something to be mindful of, too, as it’s a reason many think the Jags should move on from Taylor.

If the Jags are one of the teams involved in trade talks with Dallas, they certainly have the assets to get it done aside from taking on Collins’ salary. They lead the 2022 draft order, but at the same time, that could complicate things because they are in position to get some very good players at the top of the draft.

That said, we’d like to hear from you all on this particular trade. Is this one the Jags should be involved in? Would you prefer the Jags to tough it out with Taylor? Or are there other options who would be better whether it’s through free agency or the draft? Let us know in the poll below.

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Jags fans are down for a trade to acquire Seahawks WR DK Metcalf

Russell Wilson is going to be traded to Denver when the new league year starts, and it’s caused Jags fans to wonder if D.K. Metcalf could be acquired to help Trevor Lawrence.

Tuesday marked an eventful day for the NFL, especially for some of the top quarterbacks within the league. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers received a four-year $200 million deal that made him the highest-paid player in the league.

However, he wasn’t the only quarterback who made headlines. Longtime Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, too, which was a move many didn’t see coming. And with him now changing conferences, the AFC is expected to get that much more competitive.

With the Seahawks moving on from the nine-time Pro Bowler, it has caused many fans to speculate that he’s not the only Seattle Seahawks star the team could move on from. Additionally, the team parted ways with six-time All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner, which added fuel to the speculation that Seattle is ready to rebuild.

As a result, fans around the league have started to wonder who else the Seahawks could be open to trade or part ways with. Among the most notable who fans have been curious about is receiver D.K. Metcalf, who the Seahawks drafted in 2019.

The former second-round pick is entering the final year of his rookie contract and could want to get paid after having a great deal of success in his first three seasons and garnering 3,170 total receiving yards and 29 touchdowns. However, with the uncertainty at quarterback, he could want to get his new contract with another team, though that’s not something he’s come out to say.

Metcalf’s situation has caused a lot of discussions within the NFL community, and many eyes will be on Seattle moving forward. Of course, with the Jags needing a receiver, their fan base is included in the mix, and while it’s a long shot, it’s fair to say the organization has the assets to acquire the former Ole Miss receiver.

Twitter has especially been a place where this topic has caught steam and here are a few tweets that show just how much fans want to see Metcalf in teal — regardless of how much of a long shot others believe it may be.

Jags exit trade deadline without making any new moves

Like many teams, the Jags didn’t make any moves Tuesday (or at all this week) with the trade deadline passing.

The NFL’s 2021 trade deadline has passed, and like many teams, the Jacksonville Jaguars elected not to make any moves. With that being the case, the 1-6 Jags will look to get what they can out of their current roster with 10 games remaining.

If the team was going to make a move it appeared that it would be at receiver, a position that Urban Meyer spoke on last week. However, the team came away from Tuesday’s deadline without buying or selling this week.

“I think last March we had the conversation,” he said. “Well (the number one thing that I remember (Bengals QB) Joe Burrow and (Passing Game Coordinator Brian) Schottenheimer and (Offensive Coordinator Darrell) Bevell, we just had the conversation [that] you have to get a good run game and right now we’re starting to play a little bit. James (Robinson) is really playing well and our offensive line’s playing well. That’s why we got (Chris) Manhertz, that’s why we got Luke (Farrell), Carlos (Hyde). And the other thing, our offensive line, to this point, has kept them upright. The thing we don’t have is when DJ (Chark Jr.) went down, do we have that home run hitter on the outside? I think Laviska (Shenault Jr.)’s playing very well. Marvin (Jones Jr.)’s playing really well. We’re just one speed guy short. It might be (Jamal) Agnew, maybe it’s Tyron [Johnson], maybe it’s something else.”

It’s unclear if the Jags got into serious negotiations with a team for a receiver or any other players, but Meyer did say the phone was “buzzing” last week. Then again, it may be possible that a deal that made sense for the front office simply never presented itself.

Overall, when looking at the offseason and regular season as a whole, the Jags were more active in shipping players away. They parted ways with notables like cornerbacks CJ Henderson, Sidney Jones IV, and Josiah Scott, as well as quarterback Gardner Minshew II. In return, they received a lot of late-round compensation, a third-round pick (from the Henderson deal), cornerback Jameson Houston (no longer on the team), and tight end Dan Arnold (also from the Henderson deal).

Without any upgrades being made these last few weeks, the Jags (regardless of who is running the show) are on track to have a lot of needs in 2022, especially if they don’t get more out of the rookie and free-agent classes from this offseason. Only the future will tell what happens past this point, but the best-case scenario is for the current roster to show improvement and go into next offseason with fewer questions than expected.

One player each NFL team could trade before the deadline, including an unlikely Jags candidate

Let’s look at some of the players who could be on the move with the NFL trade deadline looming.

The NFL trade deadline has occasionally brought exciting and massive transactions. It also can be a bit of an anticlimactic day, with the trades being a bit less common in the NFL than in other leagues like the NBA.

There is no shortage of teams that could spin a trade to help fill a gap with hopes of making the playoffs. And, of course, there’s the enormous possibility that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will be on the move. Watson is facing more than 20 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate conduct, which is why he’s not playing for the Texans this season. Still, he has drawn trade interest, with the Miami Dolphins appearing to be the most likely destination for the QB, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Ahead of the deadline, let’s look at some other players who might be on the move, with one from every NFL team.

Urban Meyer says Jags’ ‘phone is buzzing’ as the trade deadline approaches

Meyer was once again asked about the trade deadline Wednesday and said the Jags meet daily to discuss it and that the “phone is buzzing.” Only time will tell what that means, though.

Aside from this week’s set of games, the biggest topic on the web when it comes to the NFL is the trade deadline, which will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Of course, all 32 front offices will at least be open to hearing offers or making a move, including the Jags, who are currently 1-5 and could afford to add talent.

After speaking on the team’s stance on making a move before Tuesday on Monday, Urban Meyer was once again asked about the possibility of making a move and said the team meets daily to converse about the deadline.

“I know we meet on it every day,” Meyer said Wednesday. “We already met on it today, so the phone is buzzing. I don’t know all that yet, but I know if there’s a chance to make us better, we listen.”

The Jags have been active in shipping players away more so than acquiring them this season. The players they’ve traded include C.J. Henderson, Josh Oliver, Gardner Minshew, Joe Schobert, Sidney Jones, and Josiah Scott. With that being the case, it feels like they should be buyers more than sellers heading into the deadline, though they have added Malcom Brown, Dan Arnold, and Jameson Houston (no longer with the team).

Another reason it feels like the Jags could be looking to add rather than subtract is because of Meyer’s statements on Monday where he mentioned that the team was evaluating what to do about the absence of DJ Chark Jr.

“[…] The thing we don’t have is when DJ (Chark Jr.) went down, do we have that home run hitter on the outside,” Meyer said. “I think Laviska (Shenault Jr.)’s playing very well. Marvin (Jones Jr.)’s playing really well. We’re just one speed guy short. It might be (Jamal) Agnew, maybe it’s Tyron [Johnson], maybe it’s something else.”

When looking at the Jags’ offense, Trevor Lawrence is progressing well by the week, while receiver Marvin Jones Jr. and running back James Robinson have been great skill weapons for him. Dan Arnold has also flashed at times at the tight end position. That said, if they could add a perimeter threat in the mix with the aforementioned names, the Jaguars’ offense would be that much more dangerous.

When looking around the web, Allen Robinson, Andy Isabella, Michael Thomas, Brandin Cooks, Odell Beckham, and Denzel Mims are some names that have been mentioned in terms of potential trades. Whether they are truly on the market or will end up with new teams is unknown, but it wouldn’t be shocking if some of them have popped up in the discussions the Jags are having. Ultimately, time will tell if they feel anyone is worth pulling the trigger on, but the right move at receiver could set the Jags’ offense up well for the present and future.

Jags officially trade CB CJ Henderson to Panthers

Early this morning, Ian Rapoport reported that a CJ Henderson was on the verge of being traded to Carolina for a third round pick and TE Dan Arnold. Well, it’s now official.

Just one season and three games after drafting him, the Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to trade 2020 No. 9 overall pick CJ Henderson.

This transaction comes after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Jags and Panthers were closing in on a deal to move the former first-round pick with a fifth-round pick Monday morning. In exchange, Rapoport reported that the Jags would be getting tight end Dan Arnold and a third round pick.

The Jags officially announced the move afterward, though there was nothing mentioned about selections being exchanged.

In the preseason, there were rumors surrounding Henderson and the Jags as various executives felt that the former Florida Gator was available for a trade. However, nothing came into fruition at that time and Henderson preceded to have a solid preseason where he registered one of the highest coverage grades over that span, according to Pro Football Focus.

Despite his preseason success, though, Henderson wasn’t as sharp in the regular season, registering PFF figures of 58.9 Week 1 against the Houston Texans and 43.6 Week 2 against Denver (exited the game early with an injury). As for his regular stats, he was able to register eight tackles this season in 108 snaps.

As a rookie, Henderson didn’t have a perfect season but showed promise and even started the first game of his career with a pick against the Indianapolis Colts Week 1. However, he eventually was placed on injured reserve (with a groin injury) after Week 10’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

As for the player the Jags are getting in Arnold, they are getting a tight end who is more of a threat as a receiver than blocker. However, with them needing a pass-catching threat desperately at the position, it makes sense that the team would want him in addition to the draft compensation they will eventually received.

Arnold will enter his career with the Jags with 58 career receptions for 799 yards and seven touchdowns. The Jags will be the fourth team he’s played for as he entered the league with the New Orleans Saints, then played for the Arizona Cardinals and Panthers.

Here’s how CBS Sports grades the Sidney Jones trade

The Jaguars moved on from one of their key players from a year ago, and they received a “B” from CBS Sports for the deal.

Jacksonville made a move that caught some by surprise on Monday, as just ahead of the final roster cut date, it decided to trade backup cornerback Sidney Jones IV to the Seattle Seahawks in return for a sixth-round pick. Jones joined the Jaguars’ practice squad last September after the former second-round pick was waived by the Philadelphia Eagles after three seasons.

He joined the active roster last September and played in nine games, six of which were starts. Jones was arguably Jacksonville’s best defensive back during that part of the season as he totaled a career-best 26 tackles.

With the return of Henderson and the additions of Shaquill Griffin and Tyson Campbell, Jones was likely to be relegated to a backup role in 2021, and he had struggled in the preseason. The decision to move on from him and add a pick makes a good deal of sense, and that’s why CBS Sports’ Jordan Dajani gave the Jags’ a “B” for the trade. Meanwhile, Seattle received just a “B-.”

Let’s not beat around the bush. What this deal hinges on is the health of Jones. If he struggles to stay healthy yet again, then the Jaguars clearly win this deal. After being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft and playing just one game in his rookie season, a hamstring issue hampered Jones over his next two seasons. So much so that he was released by the Eagles before the start of the 2020 campaign. Jones was even injured in his “breakout” season for lack of a better descriptor.

The Jaguars have CJ Henderson back healthy and then acquired former Seahawk Shaquill Griffin in free agency. Jones was going to be a depth player — and the Jaguars have some young talent at the position. Plus, acquiring a sixth-round pick is better than a seventh-round pick.

Jones had the most success while playing on the outside last season, but he struggled after starting in the nickel in the final preseason game on Sunday. He isn’t a great fit for what the Jags are trying to do in the secondary, and now they have even more draft capital in the future.

Jacksonville currently has four sixth-round picks in the 2022 draft, but the pick acquired from the Gardner Minshew II trade is conditional and will become a fifth-rounder if Minshew is involved in 50% of Philadelphia’s plays in three games this season.

4 thoughts on the Jags trading Gardner Minshew II to the Eagles

Gardner Minshew II had an interesting timeline with the Jags and will now join the Eagles via trade. Here are some thoughts on the Jags’ decision to send him to Philly.

The Jacksonville Jaguars started this weekend with a boom by trading former quarterback Gardner Minshew II to the Philadelphia Eagles. They will be receiving a conditional sixth-round pick that could be a fifth-round pick if Minshew takes part in 50% of the plays in three games.

This move didn’t exactly shock anyone as the Jags drafted Trevor Lawrence first overall in April. That left the door open for teams to call the Jags and see if they could snag the third-year player who has established himself as a serviceable backup with 20 starts to his name.

Now that the expected move has been made, here are four takeaways from the Jags’ decision to move on from the former sixth-round pick.

LB Joe Schobert confirms trade, expresses excitement to work with Mike Tomlin, Steelers’ DL

Joe Schobert is going to a new team and it’s one he’s very familiar with.

While he’ll be playing in a place with colder weather conditions, linebacker Joe Schobert expressed his excitement to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler Thursday night, confirming that the deal is done. And while he wasn’t able to share the details, he told Fowler that he’s ready to work for Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and flourish behind their talented defensive line.

The news of Schobert being traded surfaced as the Steelers were on the field for their preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Once the game ends, it’s possible more details could surface on what the compensation will be.

Schobert only got to spend one season with the Jags, who signed him out of free agency to a five-year, $53.75 million deal last season. However, with linebacker Damien Wilson impressing the Jags in training camp, Schobert became expendable.

The veteran linebacker should fit right in with Pittsburgh due to his familiarity with the AFC North. He rejoins the division after playing with the Cleveland Browns from 2016-19.