Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 bold trade ideas to land CB Xavien Howard

Miami Dolphins corner back Xavien Howard #25 (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins corner back Xavien Howard #25 (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry #22 and Jacksonville Jaguars CB Sidney Jones #35 (Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports) /

2. The Jacksonville Jaguars trade CB Sidney Jones and a second-round pick.

If the Jaguars aren’t interested in trading one of their young cornerbacks for Xavien Howard, they could offer Sidney Jones and a second-round selection. The Washington product dealt with injuries and was a non-factor during his three-year tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he enjoyed a career revival in Jacksonville that was cut short by an Achilles injury.

Last year, Jones appeared in nine games with six starts and logged nine passes defensed, one forced fumble, and two interceptions. The Jags liked what he did last year and brought him back on a one-year deal this offseason. However, the team also added Tyson Campbell and Shaquill Griffin, so the former Husky may not see the field much.

If the Dolphins accepted this offer, the Jaguars would have one of the best cornerback trios in the NFL. However, they would also be devoting a robust amount of cap space to the cornerback position. They gave Griffin a three-year deal worth $40 million in free agency. Would Jacksonville be willing to allocate so much money to the unit? Maybe not but it could be worth giving it a shot.

Last season, the Jaguars’ defense struggled against the pass. They ranked 27th in both passing touchdowns and yards allowed. The best cornerback in the league should help them fix that. As productive as Jones could be, he hasn’t shown he can stay healthy. The Jags could let the Phins deal with that.