If there’s one thing Trent Baalke showed during his first year as the general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars is that he won’t shy away from making trades. This was especially evident near the start of the 2021 regular season, when he dealt quarterback Gardner Minshew, linebacker Joe Schobert, and cornerback Sidney Jones.
The Jags are currently stacked at several position groups, so it wouldn’t particularly shocking to see Baalke move a few players in the upcoming weeks. With this in mind, here are five Jaguars that could be traded for a decent return this summer.
No. 5 player the Jaguars could trade this summer: Tre Herndon, CB
The Jaguars have given cornerback Tre Herndon a one-year deal for the second straight year and it’s easy to see why. After going undrafted in 2018, the Vanderbilt product worked his way up the depth chart and joined the starting lineup in 2019.
Herndon was set to start at nickel last year but suffered an MCL injury that forced him to miss the first three games of the season. He returned in Week 4 but still wasn’t fully healthy. He was eventually benched in favor of Rudy Ford.
The Jaguars have revamped their cornerback room over the last two seasons and have a solid starting trio in Tyson Campbell, Darious Williams, and Shaquill Griffin. Moreover, the team’s brass selected Gregory Junior and Montaric Brown in the 2022 draft.
Teams that want to add depth or experience to their cornerback group should give the Jags a call. Last year, they sent Sidney Jones packing to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a sixth-round selection and it’s possible that they could have Herndon for a similar price.