The Jacksonville Jaguars established themselves as a serious threat in the AFC after beating the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. The Jags showed in the 25-20 win that they have enough talent in place to toe with some of the best teams in the conference. Having said that, their roster could use some upgrades, especially if they're serious about making a playoff push. This is why they should get in touch with the Minnesota Vikings before this year's trade deadline.
The Vikes are 1-4 after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. To make matters worse, they'll reportedly be without star wide receiver Justin Jefferson for an extended period of time. Without a favorable chance of making the playoffs in 2023, Minnesota's best course of action could be to be sellers before the deadline. Several players on their roster have trade value and could net them a solid return.
With that in mind, here are three Vikings players the Jaguars should inquire about before the deadline.
No. 3 Vikings player the Jaguars should target before the deadline: Andrew Booth, CB
Cornerback isn't a need for the Jaguars. In fact, you could make the case that it's a strength due to the presence of Tyson Campbell and Darious Williams, who's registered two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) in back-to-back games. That said, Jacksonville could bolster their depth at the position.
Veteran Tre Herndon's contract runs through 2023 and sophomore Gregory Junior, one of Jaguars most improved players, is currently on Injured Reserve. As insurance, the Jags could roll the dice on Andrew Booth Jr.
Booth, a second-round in last year's draft, hardly played as a rookie and missed a good chunk of the season with a knee injury. Things haven't been much better for the former Clemson Tiger in 2023. Although he's been active every game, he's played a total of four defensive snaps.
It's possible that last year's injury hindered Booth's development or maybe he's not part of the Vikings' long-term plans. Either way, he could be a nice reclamation project for the Jaguars.