After a long feud between Yannick Ngakoue and the Jacksonville Jauguars, the team agreed to trade him to the Minnesota Vikings. The Jaguars will receive a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jaguars agreed to trade franchise DE Yannick Ngakoue to Minnesota for a second- and conditional fifth-round pick that could go as high a third-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Ngakoue still has to sign his tender, but trade is in place and Ngakoue is expected to be a Viking.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2020
Ngakoue, 25, was franchise-tagged, but did not send his tender. He will have to do so before the trade can go through. He will make $17.8 million this season, so the Vikings will have to restructure some deals to afford him.
In his four seasons with Jacksonville, Ngakoue had 37.5 sacks and made the Pro Bowl in 2017. Last season, he had eight sacks.
Minnesota will play him on the opposite side of the line as Danielle Hunter, which will help them create a formidable pass-rushing duo.
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