Jacksonville Jaguars must consider trading for a pass rusher despite 6-2 record

• The Jaguars are one of the best teams in the NFL

• They can be even better if they trade for a pass rusher

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Why the Jacksonville Jaguars should pound the table for Chase Young

Chase Young has been the subject of trade talks for several months already. Insider Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report thinks clubs could get him for a second or third-round pick. Also, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says there's a rumor floating around the NFL landscape that the Chicago Bears are interested in acquiring Young. Again, this is a rumor but if Florio is entertaining it, there may be some smoke to this fire.

For the sake of argument, let's say the Washington Commanders are asking for a second-round pick. The Jags could meet that price even though they already have a conditional pick attached to wide receiver Calvin Ridley. It figures to be a third-round pick in 2024 but it could become a second if he signs a contract extension.

This could complicate a trade for Young but it wouldn't be impossible. They could offer a couple of third-round picks to Washington, one next year and one in 2025. The second one could turn into a second one if certain conditions are met.

On top of parting ways with future assets, the Jaguars would most likely need to give Chase Young a new contract but it would be worth it. After all, he's bounced back after a couple of injured-plagued seasons. He has five sacks this season and has one of the best win rates among pass rushers in the league.

The bottom line is that the Jaguars already have a good team in place but adding Chase Young to the mix wouldn't hurt. Quite the opposite.