5 players the Jaguars could trade for a decent return this summmer

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Marvin Jones #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on October 10, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

No. 1 player the Jaguars could trade this summer: Marvin Jones Jr, WR

Wide receiver is arguably one of the Jaguars’ biggest strengths on offense ahead of the regular season. Although they might lack a true No. 1 option, they have a well-rounded group even though they let DJ Chark Jr. walk in free agency.

You won’t find Jacksonville’s wide receiver unit at the top of any power ranking but the front office did a good job of getting Trevor Lawrence a wide arsenal of weapons this offseason. Besides signing Zay Jones and Christian Kirk in free agency, the Jags also brought back Laquon Treadwell, who became an invaluable contributor towards the end of the 2021 season.

Jones and Kirk will get featured roles based on the kind of money they got. Treadwell will take a backseat this year but can step up if called upon. Also, the team’s brass signed Kevin Austin Jr. as a free agent after going undrafted. This leaves Marvin Jones Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. as potential trade targets.

Shenault was reportedly shopped earlier this year and there’s still a chance he could be traded even though the Jags are better off keeping him around. But if other teams want a proven option at wide receiver, they could inquire about Jones, who led the Jags in catches (73), receiving yards (832), and receiving touchdowns (four) last year.

Jones is a veteran who could help any team in need of a No. 2 receiving. The former Cal Golden Bear can still play an important role in spite of the arrival of the other Jones and Kirk but if the Jaguars are offered a third-round pick or even a fourth, they might consider trading him.

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