Jaguars News: Austin Ekeler would be amazing on this team
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a really good running back in Travis Etienne. He is good enough to be the number-one running back on this team right now. However, there are some other backs out there that would form a marvelous duo with him.
One of those people is Austin Ekeler. The Jaguars saw firsthand how good he is in their comeback playoff victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. He has the ability to change games with his legs and with his ability to catch the ball.
Now, it sounds like Austin Ekeler is requesting a trade away from the Chargers. With one year left on his four-year deal, he seems to be ready to move on. Entering his age 28 season, there is a lot of good football left in him.
If the Jaguars are a team he’d agree to go to, they should strongly consider it. They might have what it takes to pull off a deal like that.
The Jacksonville Jaguars would love to have a back like Austin Ekeler.
He is a back that was one of the most productive in the entire National Football League in 2022. He had 18 total touchdowns which is amazing because 13 of them were on the ground and 5 of them were via the reception.
The versatility is something that would help the Jaguars run an offense that is very hard to stop. With Etienne there to help out, this duo could do great things together. Trevor Lawrence is becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL which could help elevate any elite duo.
Would the Chargers make a deal with the team that just beat them in the playoffs? Well, they would probably prefer not to but might consider it if they presented the best trade package.
The Jaguars have some more pressing needs on the roster right now but when a guy like this becomes available publically, you have to at least consider all of your options as a front office. With how good the Jags expect to be, the door shouldn’t be closed on anyone.
Ekeler might have a little bit of leverage too because of a few things. One, he is one of the best backs in the NFL so anyone would play his game to land him.
Two, the request of the trade is public so the Chargers asking price might be dropped as a result. It is something to keep in the back of your mind if you are a contending team. The Jags believe they are one of those.