Jacksonville Jaguars: 4 players who could be traded before 2021 season
After months of speculation and rumors, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded quarterback Gardner Minshew to the Philadelphia Eagles for a sixth-round selection that can become a fifth if he plays a certain amount of time in 2021.
Looking back, it wasn’t shocking to see the Jags part ways with Minshew, as head coach Urban Meyer is overseeing a rebuild and is bringing in his own players. Moreover, there was no room for the 2019 sixth-round pick with Trevor Lawrence now entrenched as the number one quarterback on the depth chart.
Meyer might not be done though. He and general manager Trent Baalke already showed that they won’t hesitate to move on from players that were acquired by the old regime. The team’s brass traded cornerback Josiah Scott and tight end Josh Oliver earlier this year. Although the Jaguars aren’t in need of extra picks, they would surely welcome any additional assets that can help them keep rebuilding.
Here are four players the Jaguars could trade before the start of the 2021 NFL season.
Jacksonville Jaguars player who could be traded No. 1 – Taven Bryan
The Jaguars’ coaching staff likes defensive tackle Taven Bryan. Defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi believes he has an elite skillset and talent. Also, defensive coordinator Joe Cullen said that if the Florida product plays the way he did against the New Orleans Saints, they will find a place for him on the roster.
Keep in mind that Bryan has been a non-factor over the last three years, posting a measly 71 total tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, and 3.5 sacks. There are defensive tackles that can post that kind of production in one season! If the Jaguars waive the former Gator, he will likely have suitors, as teams are always looking for reclamation projects.
As a former first-round pick, Bryan could garner interest and the Jaguars may be better off trading him for a late-round selection instead of releasing him if he’s no longer part of their long-term plans.