Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 bold trades with the Colts for Gardner Minshew

Gardner Minshew II #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Gardner Minshew II #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox #81 (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) /

Jacksonville Jaguars trade target No. 1 – Tight end Mo Alie-Cox

Tight end is one of the Jaguars’ weakest position groups ahead of the 2021 season. Although the group has shown encouraging signs throughout training camp, the unit could still use a boost. If the Jaguars’ asking price of an early-round pick is too much for the Colts, they could inquire about the availability of Mo Alie-Cox. His name doesn’t probably ring many bells but he’s one of Indianapolis’ most underrated players.

When you think of the Colts’ offense, probably running back Johnatan Taylor or even left guard Quenton Nelson possibly come to mind. However, Alie-Cox is expected to be a key contributor this upcoming season.

In 2020, the Virginia Commonwealth product made a career-high six starts and hauled in 31 receptions for 394 yards and two touchdowns. While that may not sound like a lot, he only appeared in 46 percent of the team’s total snaps on offense. Moreover, he started the season behind Trey Burton and Jack Doyle on the depth chart.

With Burton out of the picture, Alie-Cox could see his production go up considerably in 2021… unless the Jaguars traded for him. If that happened, the Virginia product would probably become the number-one tight end in Jacksonville.

Gardner Minshew has said that he wants an opportunity to compete for a starting job. He would get his chance if he landed in Indianapolis. Meanwhile, the Jaguars would get a tight end with plenty of upside. This trade would benefit both teams.