Yannick Ngakoue Trade Rumors: Jets 'Have No Interest' in Jaguars Star

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2020

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) warms up before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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Yannick Ngakoue still wants out of Jacksonville, but he probably isn't heading to the Jets.

Rich Cimini of ESPN reported the Jets have "no interest" in Ngakoue, who is a camp holdout after refusing to sign his $17.9 million franchise tender. The Jaguars have been attempting to trade the 2017 Pro Bowler to no avail throughout the offseason.

Cimini added that the Jets could have interest in trading for Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon, who has not indicated he wants a trade and has signed his tender.

Ngakoue parted ways with his agent earlier this month as he continues to be in a stalemate with Jacksonville, which has set a high price in negotiations with other teams.

"Everything comes to an end, and it's time for me to move on to the next chapter of my career," Ngakoue said on ESPN's NFL Live in April. "I am forever thankful what Jacksonville has brought to me and my family, but it's time to move on."

Ngakoue recorded 41 tackles and eight sacks in 2019, his fourth season as a Jaguar. Pro Football Focus gave him a 72.0 overall grade for the season, which puts him in the range of good-but-not-excellent defensive ends.