3 tight ends Jacksonville Jaguars should target via trade

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Foster Moreau could become a red-zone target for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Second-year tight end Foster Moreau is currently buried on the Las Vegas Raiders depth chart. Back in his rookie campaign, the LSU standout accounted for five touchdowns in 20 receptions. While Darren Waller is the team’s top tight end and finished the 2019 season with 90 receptions for 1,445 yards, he only had three touchdowns.

As good as Moreau was in his rookie year the ‘Silver and Black’ has given a priority and more playing time to veteran tight end Jason Witter, whom the team signed in 2020’s free agency. So far, Witten has played in 35 percent of the team’s snaps on offense while Moreau has just played in 22 percent.

You would think that the Raiders want to see Moreau develop, so the decision to give more playing time to Witten is puzzling. Moreau has been targeted four times this season and he has come down with all of them for a total of 64 yards and one touchdown.

Moreau isn’t just a receiving threat, he’s a solid blocker as well. Were his playing time be higher, his numbers and name recognition would be higher, but that’s not the case and he won’t get meaningful offensive snaps while Witten is on the roster, which may not be a long time since the veteran signed a one-year deal and could opt to retire again after the season is over.

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In the meantime, the Jaguars should consider acquiring Moreau. If the Raiders aren’t interested in making the most out of their young tight end, the Jaguars shouldn’t hesitate to make a trade offer and make him a big part of their offensive game plan.