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Should the Eagles trade for Yannick Ngakoue?

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Adding talent at defensive end is usually a good idea.

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Things aren’t looking good for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and the Jaguars long term, and despite the team using the franchise tag on the player, he’s made his future plans known via Twitter.

So, should the Eagles try to make a trade?

First, let’s look at the financials of the situation. With Jacksonville placing the franchise tag on Ngakoue, he’s looking at a salary over $19 million.

The 24-year-old has missed just one game in the past four seasons, and was on the field for over 70% of defensive snaps since 2017. Ngakoue played a moderate amount of special teams in 2017 and 2018 (16% and 17% of snaps, respectively). He has claimed 122 total tackles — including 85 QB hits, 42 tackles for loss, and 37.5 sacks — 14 forced fumbles, 9 passes defended, and 2 interceptions during his career.

During his 2017 Pro Bowl season, the defensive end had an incredible 12 sacks and 6 forced fumbles — including 1 fumble recovery for a touchdown. And, in 4 seasons, he’s had no fewer than an 8-sacks per year.

He also appears to be quite the shit-talker, enjoys celebrating, and isn’t afraid to be a leader.

The Eagles currently have Genard Avery, Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Brandon Graham, Shareef Miller, and Josh Sweat under contract at defensive end. Curry is the only one set to be a free agent. Graham and Barnett are the starters but the depth behind them isn’t anything special.

So, what do you say?


Should the Eagles trade for Yannick Ngakoue?

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