3 reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars should trade for Chase Young, 2 they shouldn't

• The Jaguars tried to acquire Danielle Hunter in the offseason

• They still need pass rush help

• Here's why they should go after Chase Young

Oct 15, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young (99).
Oct 15, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young (99). / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 1 reason the Jacksonville Jaguars shouldn't acquire Chase Young

Acquring Chase Young may hinder the Jaguars ability to lock up other players

There's no doubt Chase Young would turn the Jaguars' pass rush into one of the best in the league. Also, parting ways with second and third-round picks would be worth it if Jacskonville made a deep playoff push. That said, trading for Young may limit the team's ability to reinforce the roster next year.

For the sake of argument, let's say the Jags give Washington second and third-round picks. Heck, the third-rounder is due until 2025. Still, that's two selections less the Jaguars will have at their disposal. Many of their players are either eligible for an extension or set to hit the open market next year. Simply, the Jags won't have enough cap space to bring them all back.

Josh Allen and Calvin Ridley are slated to become free agents next offseason and both of them will most likely command top-market compensation. Furthermore, Jacksonville will need to give the Atlanta Falcons their second-round pick if they re-sign Ridley. If they trade for Chase Young, the Jags might have to choose between locking up Allen and Ridley.

Compounding the issue is that Trevor Lawrence, safety Andre Cisco, Tyson Campbell, and offensive tackle Walker Little will be eligible for contracts in 2024. While the top brass doesn't need to re-sign any of them next year, they should start inking at least a couple of them. Otherwise, they could have a logjam in 2025. By having Young in the mix, they might not be able to have everyone under contract, and the Jags will have to make some tough decisions as soon as next year.