Jaguars OLB K'Lavon Chaisson named potential trade candidate ahead of 2023 season

Aug 17, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (45).
Aug 17, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (45). / Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

In what's seemingly become an annual tradition, Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson has been labeled a potential trade candidate. This time though, training camp hasn't started yet and Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Reports already thinks that the Jags should not wait any longer to ship the player also known as Swiper out of town.

Knox recently put together a list of potential trade candidates ahead of the 2023 season and believes Jacksonville should try to get something in exchange for Chaisson while they can.

"It's time for Jacksonville to move on. Chaisson hasn't worked out for the Jaguars, and he doesn't project as a key piece of a resurgent franchise looking to become a perennial contender. He's more valuable to the Jags as a trade chip than a back-of-the-roster depth piece."

Knox goes on to say that the Jaguars might not get much in return for "a once-promising prospect" but that's better than receiving nothing for the 20th overall pick in the 2020 draft.

Chaisson has struggled to leave his mark over the last three seasons. Although he finished his rookie campaign strong, he wasn't able to build on that and has progressively gotten less playing time over the last two years. In fact, the Jags might have made everyone aware that Chaisson is not part of their long-term plans when they declined the fifth-year option on his rookie deal.

Heading into the regular season, Chaisson might be given one last chance to prove he deserves to remain in Jacksonville but if he fails to impress the coaching staff, he could be playing somewhere else by the start of the regular season.

Could the Jacksonville Jaguars trade K'Lavon Chaisson before the 2023 season?

If the Jags shop Chaisson around, it wouldn't be the first time they try to trade him. Back in 2021, the Minnesota Vikings attempted to acquire the former LSU Tiger but couldn't strike a deal before the deadline. Most recently, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated said that he wouldn't be shocked if Chaisson changes teams before training camp.

Keep in mind that the current regime inherited Chaisson and without having any attachment to him, they won't probably hesitate to trade him if a potential suitor emerges. He's already played for three different coaching staffs and none of them have been able to get much out of him. It's time to start thinking whether it's time to move on.

One thing that could help Chaisson stick around is that the Jags lost defensive end Arden Key in free agency but to make the team, he might need to fend off rookie Yasir Abdullah, who's been dubbed a potential steal in this year's draft.

While Chaisson could end up showing out on training camp, there's an equal chance he'll be traded to another team. Then again, that may be the best outcome for a player that could benefit from a change of scenery.

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