For the second time in less than a month, talks about the Jacksonville Jaguars potential trading wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. have surfaced. First, Michael DiRocco of ESPN reported the Jags could move him. And now, Ben Standig of The Athletic says the wide receiver could be on the trade block.
While several NFL teams went on to sign a wide receiver in free agency, there are others that could get help at the positions, and that’s where Shenault comes in. A second-round pick in the 2022 draft, the Colorado product showed promise as a rookie, hauling in 58 receptions for 600 yards with five touchdowns. However, he had a down sophomore campaign, catching 63 passes but averaging less than 10 yards per reception. Moreover, he didn’t reach the end zone once in 2021.
The Jaguars shouldn’t move on from Shenault even though they signed Zay Jones and Christian Kirk in free agency. While they have a crowded wide receiver room, Viska is just 23 and has previously shown flashes. But if general manager Trent Baalke is determined to trade him, here are four teams that should pick up the phone and inquire about him.
No. 1 team that could trade for Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault – The Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs may be the most logical trade destination for Shenault, especially when you take into account that they just sent All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. In fact, Jordan Schultz of the Pull Up Podcast reports that the Chiefs already inquired about Shenault.
With Demarcus Robinson joining the Las Vegas Raiders, Kansas City needs to get weapons for Patrick Mahomes. Wide receiver Mecole Hardman and tight end Travis Kelce are still on the Chiefs roster, but they will need more firepower if they don’t want to fall behind in a stacked AFC West.