Yannick Ngakoue prepared to sit out 2020 season?

As you probably know by now, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakouewants out of Jacksonville. He is not inclined to sign his $17.788M franchise tender, and while he wants a new contract with an average annual value in excess of $20M, he does not want to sign such a contract with the Jags.

We heard yesterday that the 25-year-old is still pushing for a trade, but given the amount of draft capital Jacksonville has asked for in the past — in addition to the fact that an acquiring team would have to pony up a $100M+ payday, a tough sell in this COVID-19 climate — a trade does not seem especially likely at this point. However, a burying of the hatchet between player and team seems equally unlikely, and Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network is hearing that Ngakoue could sit out the entire 2020 season.

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Originally posted on Pro Football Rumors | By Rory Parks | Last updated 7/2/20

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