3 high-profile WRs the Jaguars could trade for to keep up with the Texans

• The Jaguars could try to trade for one of these receivers after the Texans landed Stefon Diggs.

Dec 24, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11)
Dec 24, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) / Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
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2. The Jaguars could trade for 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk

Brandon Aiyuk has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, a feat worth recognizing when you take into account that he thrived on an offense that also features Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey, and George Kittle. Moreover, the former Sun Devil earned a Second-Team All-Pro designation in 2023, so it's not surprising to see him look for a deal that reflects his status as one of the top wideouts in the league.

Unfortunately, Aiyuk and San Francisco haven't been able to strike a long-term deal. In fact, general manager John Lynch says that he wouldn't be opposed to the star receiver playing out the fifth year of his rookie contract without an extension.

This contract impasse has led several teams to inquire about Aiyuk's availability. The Jags were one of them. They reportedly showed interest in trading for him after losing Calvin Ridley in free agency. However, the San Francisco 49ers' asking price drove them away.

Besides the No. 17 pick in the draft, the Niners wanted wide receiver Zay Jones. On top of that, Jacksonville would've had to give Aiyuk a new deal. Simply put, a trade would've been cost-prohibitive but maybe San Francisco will be willing to reduce their asking price after seeing that the Bills only got a second-rounder in exchange for Diggs.

49ers general manager John Lynch has made it clear that Aiyuk won't be traded, noting that there's nothing better than "drafting a player and watching him flourish". On the other hand, head coach Kyle Shanahan says that he saw a similar situation unfold in negotiations with Kittle, Samuel, and Joey Bosa, so it may be a matter of time before they strike a deal.

If they don't, they'll have a willing trade partner in the Jaguars, who are still looking for Ridley's potential replacement.