Jaguars dream trade target No. 5 – Von Miller, OLB
Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus believes Jaguars outside linebacker Josh Allen is one of the most improved players of the 2021 season. His overall grade went from 69.6 in 2020 to 85.4 this year. Then again, context is necessary. The Kentucky product is still the same player he was in 2019 when he logged 10.5 sacks and earned a Pro Bowl designation. However, he dealt with a knee injury last season that kept him out of eight games and affected his effectiveness when he was on the field.
Allen currently leads the Jaguars with 2.5 sacks, and Dawuane Smooth is a solid pass rusher. However, the Jaguars’ defense could use another pass rush. Why not swing for the fences and trade for Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller?
The second overall pick in the 2011 draft is showing he’s still got plenty of gas left in the tank after missing the 2020 season with an ankle injury. He currently leads the Broncos with 4.5 sacks. He’s also logged 24 pressures and has an outstanding 85.6 PFF overall grade. Not bad for a veteran who is in his 11th year in the league, right?
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes there will be a rush for Miller’s services ahead of the trade deadline. Now, it’s uncertain if the three-time All-Pro nod would agree to be traded to Jacksonville but this is a deal the Jags should definitely explore. After all, isn’t winning the bottom line? Miller would surely help them rack up an extra victory or two in 2021.