Could the Jacksonville Jaguars and Ngakoue mend their relationship?
It’s true that defensive end Yannick Ngakoue didn’t leave Jacksonville on good terms. His social media quarrel with Jaguars Senior Vice President of Football Technology & Analytics Tony Khan caught everyone’s attention last offseason and his instance to be traded might’ve left a stain on his relationship with the team
However, the ‘Jags’ should consider mending their relationship with Ngakoue and bring him back. Head coach Urban Meyer, who is trying to install a different kind of vision, could convince him things have changed since he left. During his four-year tenure in Jacksonville, the defensive end logged 122 tackles (17 for a loss), 37.5 sacks,14 forced fumbles, and even two interceptions.
Even though Ngakoue played for two different teams last season, he still amassed eight sacks and four forced fumbles, numbers the Jaguars would surely welcome. Teams in the open market may be wary of the fact the former third-round pick has played for three different teams. Although there will be other defensive ends in the open market, the Jaguars know him well and know what he’s capable of doing. Khan would need to approve the signing, but unless the relationship is beyond repair, the team needs to give it a shot.