Ngakoue, 25, had 37.5 sacks in four seasons for the Jaguars, starting all but two regular-season games. The former Maryland Terrapin led the league with six forced fumbles in 2017 and made the Pro Bowl that year.
Ngakoue entered 2019 on the final year of his rookie deal looking for a long-term contract, but the two sides could not come to an agreement.He held out of mandatory minicamp and the first 11 days of training camp before returning to the team.
General manager Dave Caldwell said after the season that the team's top priority was to bring Ngakoue back, but the 2020 offseason did not bring about a multi-year deal.
That does not interest Ngakoue, however, as he made clear in a March 1 tweet:
Per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, there are "multiple interested teams," but the Jags "won't give him away for little return."
Ngakoue responded to Garafolo's tweet:
Whatever team eventually rosters Ngakoue will be getting a significant playmaker. As ESPN's Michael DiRocco noted, Ngakoue is "directly responsible" for five of Jacksonville's 12 defensive touchdowns since 2016.