Jacksonville Jaguars acquire OT Jonah Williams: 3 trade proposals
1. The Jacksonville Jaguars trade S Rayshawn Jenkins for OT Jonah Williams
The Bengals lost Vonn Bell and Jessie Bates III, their two starting safeties, in free agency, so it might be an understatement to say that safety might currently be their biggest position need, along with running back after losing Samaje Perine to the Denver Broncos and Joe Mixon's future in doubt.
Having said that, it may be easier for Cincy to restock their backfield than their safety room. Even though there's an element of randomness in the draft, good starting running backs can be found in the middle rounds, so the Bengals could ask the Jags for Rayshawn Jenkins in exchange for Williams in a hypothetical trade.
Jenkins was one of the Jaguars' biggest free-agent acquisitions in 2021 but didn't do much of note in his first year in Jacksonville. However, he was one of many players that bounced back in 2022 and became a key cog in their secondary during their playoff push late in the season. In fact, the former Miami Hurricane played a key role in victories over the Dallas Cowboys and the Tennessee Titans, first with a walk-off pick six and later with a forced fumble that led to the game-winning touchdown.
The biggest downside of trading Jenkins is that the Jaguars would be losing a locker room leader but if they think Williams would provide stability and/or depth on the offensive line, they may feel comfortable with the potential trade-off.