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The Yannick Ngakoue-Jets Rumors Can Finally End

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The Jaguars and the Vikings have worked out a trade to send edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue to Minnesota. Some members of the media had linked the Jets to Ngakoue trade rumors in recent weeks.

That is a very high price to pay for a player on a one year franchise tag tender who cannot be extended at this point in time.

In spite of the rumors, we have discussed why Ngakoue wasn’t really a great fit for the Jets right now. It also sounds like the rumors linking the two sides might have gotten too much attention.

Ngakoue is set to become a free agent after the season, and the Jets will be among the league leaders in salary cap space. We will see whether the interest is greater then. For now, I’ll reiterate my view that giving up early round picks for a one year rental was not in the best interest of the team.