No. 3 Jaguars player that could be traded: Tre Herndon, CB
It might feel tempting to pick on cornerback Shaquill Griffin after having a subpar outing against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6. In that game, the former UCF Knight gave up nine receptions on 13 targets for 108 receptions and one touchdown. He was on the wrong on several plays that helped Indy get a new set of downs. To make matters worse, this wasn’t Griffin’s first bad performance of the season.
Against the Washington Commanders in Week 1, Griffin surrendered two touchdown receptions. But contrary to what reactionary posts on social media might lead you to believe, players do have bad days every now and then. Optimally, you want them to be few and far between but the veteran has vowed to bounce back and should be given a chance to do so.
On the other hand, the Jags should entertain offers for Tre Herndon. An undrafted free agent in 2018, the Vanderbilt product worked his way up the roster and made a combined 26 starts in 2019 and 2020. He was slated to be the Jaguars’ slot cornerback last season but an MCL injury forced him to miss time and was eventually relegated to the sidelines.
Yet, the Jaguars recognized Herndon’s value and re-sign him earlier this year. While he’s gotten limited playing time this season, he’s fared well when he’s been on the field. He started against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3 and gave up just two passes on three targets for 28 yards. His ability to line up both inside and outside should also make it an enticing option for players in need of help at cornerback.