No. 1 player the Jaguars could trade by midseason: Josh Allen, OLB
Josh Allen has been the Jaguars most consistent pass rusher since they drafted him seventh overall in 2019. But as good as he has been over the last four years, he's acknowledged that he still has room for improvement. See, the former Kentucky Wildcat creates pressure at a high rate but his production isn't on par with Nick Bosa's, T.J. Watt's or any of the top edge rushers in the league.
For this reason, the Jags want to Allen improve before they make a long-term commitment to him. The Virginia native is entering the fifth year on his rookie deal and is set to make $10.9 million in 2023. If he has a breakout season, Jacksonville won't mind giving him a multi-year extension but if the contract becomes a distraction or if he underperforms, they could then shop him around.
Make no mistake, Allen has made it clear he wants to remain in Jacksonville and is working on getting better. But the Jaguars have previously received inquiries about him — the Kansas City Chiefs reportedly showed interest last year — and if they decide that he doesn't figure in their long-term plans, they could then trade him.
The Jaguars surely want to keep Allen around but if they're encouraged with outside linebacker Travon Walker's development or any of their other pass rushers, they might then feel comfortable putting him on the trade block.