The Jacksonville Jaguars underwent a makeover this past offseason. Besides loading up on free agency and the draft, they also moved on from several players the previous regime acquired. The Jags aren’t done rebuilding though and will continue revamping their roster next year.
The Jaguars’ current decision-makers, head coach Urban and general manager Trent Baalke, have displayed a penchant for making trades. Thus, it wouldn’t be shocking to see them cut ties with and also get a few players through this means next offseason.
Here are five players the Jags could trade next offseason.
No. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars player who could be traded, Andrew Wingard
An undrafted free agent in 2019, safety Andrew Wingard has worked his way up the depth chart and was named the starter opposite Rayshawn Jenkins before the start of the 2021 season. This was a tad puzzling since sophomore Daniel Thomas showed flashes in his rookie campaign and rookie Andre Cisco has potential.
Wingard has started every game this year and appeared in 94 percent of Jacksonville’s defensive snaps. By all accounts, he hasn’t been bad but the Jaguars need to upgrade the safety position if they want to solidify their defense. Maybe the coaching staff hasn’t played Cisco because they’re bringing him along slowly. Trading Dewey would ensure he has a clear path to start in Year 2.
Dewey is set to become a restricted free agent in 2022 but the Jags could re-sign him and then trade him. They set a precedent for that kind of move this offseason when they re-signed cornerback Sidney Jones and later traded him to the Seattle Seahawks.