4 trades that could help the Jacksonville Jaguars reclaim the AFC South in 2024

• Here are 4 trades that could help the Jaguars win the AFC South in 2024 without breaking a sweat.

Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99)
Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Aaron Donald, defensive tackle

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald is entering his 11th NFL season and has already solidified his spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A first-round selection in 2014, he hasn't missed the Pro Bowl in any year of his illustrious career. He's earned eight First-Team All-Pro designations and made the 2010 All-Decade Team. If that wasn't enough, he's won Defensive Player of the Year three times.

The only reason Donald hasn't and probably won't ever win the MVP is because it's mostly given to quarterbacks nowadays. The bottom line is that the former Pitt Panther is currently the best defender in the NFL and is not even close. At 32, he's still going strong and he's made it clear he isn't retiring in 2024.

The Los Angeles Rams, though, won't probably be in a rush to trade Aaron Donald. Having just re-signed right guard Kevin Dotson, they have a nucleus that could propel them to the NFC Championship next season. Besides veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford, they have young building blocks in Puka Nacua, Kobie Turner, and Byron Young. But if the Jaguars somehow managed to acquire Donald, they would turn into a Super Bowl contender.

Jacksonville needs upgrades on the interior offensive line after releasing Folorunso Fatukasi. With Donald creating pressure inside, Josh Allen and Travon Walker could wreak havoc on the edges, effectively turning the front seven into one of the best in the league. Would it be a pipe dream to see the Jags trading for Donald? You bet, but that doesn't make it any less exciting, even if it's just a hypothetical scenario.

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