Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 bold trades with the Rams for RB James Robinson
Jacksonville Jaguars trade target No. 3 – TE Tyler Higbee
The Rams decided to let Gerald Everett hit the open market earlier this year because they have Tyler Higbee. Both had a similar amount of catches but the latter scored more touchdowns (five) and had a better yard-per-catch average (11.2).
With Everett out of the picture, Higbee could have a true breakout season. The 2016 fourth-round pick hauled in a career-high 69 receptions and 734 yards in 2019 but only had three trips to the end zone. As the number-one tight end in Los Angeles (and Matthew Stafford at quarterback), the Western Kentucky product could register his first 1,000-yard season… unless Jacksonville came calling.
The Jaguars did a good job adding talent to most positional groups this offseason but they could have done a better job of addressing the tight end room. They had the chance to sign the aforementioned Everett in free agency but opted for Chris Manhertz instead. Jacksonville could have also added reinforcements early in this year’s draft but waited until the fifth round to take Luke Farrell.
After the selection meeting, the Jags signed Tim Tebow, who is making the transition from quarterback to tight end. Although there’s a chance Manhertz becomes a functional receiver or Tebow turns into a red-zone weapon, the team could use an upgrade at tight end. Trading James Robinson for Higbee could benefit both teams.
Rams head coach Sean McVay’s offense doesn’t need a tight end to work but it greatly benefits from a dynamic running back. Meanwhile, the Jags need to revamp their tight-end unit and Higbee could be a terrific acquisition. Then again, this trade may be too good to happen.