Jacksonville Jaguars land All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack: 3 trade proposals

• If the Jaguars want to avoid getting into a bidding war for Khalil Mack, they could make any of the next 3 proposals to the Chargers.

November 13, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Khalil Mack (52)
November 13, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Khalil Mack (52) / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Jaguars trade 2nd and 3rd-round picks in exchange for Khalil Mack

Although Los Angeles would probably like to make a couple splash signings in free agency, their limited budget will prevent them from going into a spending spree. They will instead look for any potential bargains they can get their hands on and build through the draft, at least in Jim Harbaugh's first season as their head coach. That's why moving on from players such as Khalil Mack or Keenan Allen may hurt the Chargers short-term but will help them rebuild faster.

Also, getting extra selections would help the Bolts balance their budget. And if they decided to listen to trade offers for Mack, second and third-round picks could get a deal done. That's more or less been the compensation other teams have gotten when trading a pass rusher the last two years.

The Jaguars, unfortunately, may need to give the Atlanta Falcons their second-round pick this year if they re-sign wide receiver Calvin Ridley to a long-term deal. However, it will only be a third if they let him walk in free agency. Either way, the Jags will owe Atlanta a pick as part of the deal they made to land Ridley in 2022.

This could complicate a potential deal for Mack, but the Jaguars could work around this issue. Even if they re-sign Ridley, they'll still have two third-round picks in 2024. They could give the Chargers one of them, along with a second-rounder next year.

Also, Jacksonville could get creative and retain Ridley without having to give up their second-rounder this year. If they managed to do it, they could then offer it to Los Angeles and throw in their third-rounder next year.