Jacksonville Jaguars better off trading these 3 players before deadline

A Jacksonville Jaguars fan at TIAA Bank Field. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
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Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence (16) and TE Jacob Hollister (86) [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /

Player No. 3 the Jacksonville Jaguars should trade – TE Jacob Hollister

After several tries, the Jaguars finally got the tight end position right. During free agency, they locked up Chris Manhertz even though head coach Urban Meyer said they were interested in Dan Arnold. They also brought back James O’Shaughnessy and drafted Luke Farrell.

The team’s brass later signed Tim Tebow but ended up releasing him during the first round of roster cuts. Still needing help at tight end before the start of the season, the Jags signed Jacob Hollister after he was released by the Buffalo Bills. However, the Wyoming product was inactive for the first two weeks.

O’Shaughnessy was the Jaguars’ number one tight end before he suffered a sprained ankle in Week 2. Manhertz got the starting nod the following week but he’s more of a blocking tight end than a passer. Hollister had an unfortunate drop that became an interception against the Cardinals and has seen his playing time decrease after the arrival of Arnold.

Hollister hauled in a key touchdown reception in the Jaguars’ Week 5 loss to the Titans. However, that was his only catch of the game, and it’s uncertain how much playing time he will get in the upcoming weeks.

The Jags could trade Hollister and would still be in good shape at tight end. They already have Arnold, Manhertz, and Farrell. Also, there’s a change O’Shaughnessy returns this season, so the team has options at the position.

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