3 potential trade partners for Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault

Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Imagn Images photo pool)
Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Philadelphia Eagles HC Nick Sirianni and QB Jalen Hurts at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 2 potential trade partner for Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault – Eagles.

Even though the Philadelphia Eagles found a playmaker in DeVonta Smith last offseason, they still want to upgrade their wide receiver corps and with good reason. Besides the Alabama product and tight end Dallas Goedert, Philly lacked weapons year.

JJ Arcega Whiteside never lived up to his draft billing, Jalen Reagor, a former first-round pick, has been a non-factor in the last two seasons and Quez Watkins may be a better fit as the No. 3 option in the Eagles’ passing game. If Philadelphia really wants Jalen Hurts to play like the franchise quarterback he’s supposed to be, they need to give him a better supporting cast, which is precisely what they want to do.

Before the Jaguars gave Christian Kirk to a blockbuster deal on Day 1 of the tampering period, the Eagles were interested in acquiring him, according to former NFL tight end Clay Harbor. Looking back, maybe that’s the reason the Jags were so aggressive in the pursuit of the wide receiver.

After being unable to land Kik, Philadelphia could call the Jaguars and see how much they want in exchange for Shenault if they don’t want to use any of their first round pick in 2022 on a wide receiver. Last year, the Jags sent quarterback Gardner Minshew and cornerback Josiah Scott to the Eagles. The fact that general managers Howie Roseman and Trent Baalke seem to have a good working relationship an have previously made deals could facilitate a potential trade.