The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade franchise defensive stop Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2021 2nd- and a conditional 2022 fifth-spherical pick that could go as large a third-spherical decide on, league sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ngakoue even now has to signal his franchise tender, but the trade is in now put and Ngakoue is envisioned to sign up for the Vikings.
Resources said the fifth-round select results in being a fourth-round choose if Ngakoue goes to the Professional Bowl this year and a third-round pick if Ngakoue is a Professional Bowler and the Vikings acquire the Super Bowl.
Ngakoue and the Jaguars will have to coordinate when he is heading to signal his tag Sunday so he can be traded to the Vikings. Due to the fact Ngakoue did not indication the tender ahead of the July 15 deadline, he need to perform this year less than the tag, valued at $17.8 million, just before he can signal a extensive-phrase deal.
Sources claimed Ngakoue will restructure his 1-calendar year deal with the Vikings to generate much more cap room.
Ngakoue — whom the Jaguars drafted in the 3rd spherical in 2016 — has been disappointed with the crew because July 2019, when then-executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin abruptly broke off negotiations with Ngakoue’s camp. The Jaguars reportedly presented Ngakoue a offer that would fork out him $19 million on a yearly basis, but the go-rusher turned it down and he played the 2019 time — immediately after an 11-working day coaching camp holdout — for $2.025 million, a sizeable cut price for a participant who experienced racked up 29.5 sacks in his initial 3 seasons.
He suffered an early hamstring personal injury that constrained his production but still concluded with eight sacks in 2019 and ranks next in Jaguars historical past with 37.5 right after only four seasons. In addition, his 14 pressured fumbles are more than all but a few gamers from 2016 to 2019: Chandler Jones (17), Khalil Mack (17) and T.J. Watt (15).
Ngakoue also was directly liable for 5 of the 12 defensive touchdowns the Jaguars have scored because 2016: a decide on-6, a fumble return and a few pressured fumbles on sacks that other gamers recovered for TDs. Another pressured fumble resulted in a touchdown in the 2017 playoffs.
He had been vocal about his dissatisfaction with the Jaguars, specifically on social media, and his drive to perform somewhere else. He declared in March through Twitter that he explained to the team he wasn’t heading to signal a prolonged-term offer and in April went on a Twitter tirade towards Tony Khan, the son of owner Shad Khan and the team’s senior vice president of soccer administration and technological innovation.
The Jaguars are loaded for the 2021 draft in which several expect Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence to be the No. 1 decide on. The Jaguars are now scheduled to have eight picks in the initially 5 rounds — two initially-spherical picks, a second, a third, two fourths and two fifths — with the likelihood 1 of all those fifths could go higher.
ESPN’s Michael DiRocco contributed to this report.
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