The Jacksonville Jaguars are unlikely to trade the third overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft in a year where the team has Super Bowl aspirations. They’re even less likely to deal defensive end Dante Fowler to their AFC South rivals.
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Fowler is coming off a career-high eight sacks in 2017, but whether due to numerous dust-ups off the field or the fact he’s been passed on the depth chart by Yannick Ngakoue, the Jags declined Fowler’s 2019 option. Executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin said Fowler remains in Jacksonville’s long-term plans.
“We do like Dante and we feel that he’s on the verge of having a great season, but we did not pick up the fifth-year option at this time,” Coughlin said in a statement. “He is making good progress and we like how he practices and how he plays, as he did in the AFC Championship Game, and we want him to have a great season and earn a new long-term contract with us this year.”nike nfl jersey cheap
If the Jaguars weren’t ready to pay Fowler now, it’s not likely they will be in a year. Barring an injury to Ngakoue or Calais Campbell, Fowler will see about the same playing time as in 2017.
Making this deal work would require a team that needs pass-rushing help and has the salary-cap space to keep Fowler around after this year.
No team fits that bill better than the Indianapolis Colts, who have over $60 million in wiggle room, per Over the Cap, as they transition to a four-man front.cheap nfl jerseys nike
They also may be willing to part with a Day 2 pick if it means getting a relatively proven pass-rusher with more than a little upside—a high enough pick for the Jaguars to seriously consider moving on.nike nfl jerseys for cheap