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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