No. 1 Jaguars players who could be traded: Marvin Jones Jr., WR
Like Tre Herndon and Jawaan Taylor, wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. finds himself on a contract year, which is why the Jaguars consider putting him on the trade block. Even if they get a sixth-round pick for him, that’s better than getting nothing if he becomes a free agent next year. And that’s the thing, the team’s brass signed Zay Jones and Christian Kirk in the offseason, so they may not feel inclined to keep allocating resources to the position.
Now, Marvin Jones is a pretty good player. Despite the fact that he’s only logged on a 1,000-yard season since the Cincinnati Bengals made him a fifth-round selection in the 2012 draft, he’s the kind of player you want on the football field when you need to move the changes and make a play. Last season, the former Cal Bear was the Jags’ best receiver and lead the team in catches (73), receiving yards (832), and receiving touchdowns (four) even though opposing teams zeroed in on him.
With Zay Jones and Kirk now on the roster, defenses can no longer solely focus on stopping Jones, which in turn puts him in a favorable position to make plays. He missed the loss to the Colts in Week 6 but he’s been productive throughout the year. In five starts, he’s hauled in 18 receptions for 208 yards with one touchdown.
A team in need of a solid No. 2 receiver should give the Jaguars a call. Sure, it wouldn’t pleasant to see a fan favorite leave but in the cold business of the NFL, the team might be better off getting a pick for him, so they can replenish the roster next year.