5 Players Jacksonville Jaguars Should Trade Away
5 Jaguars Who Should Be Traded
Not only have they lost every single game this season, but they lost every one by double digits. Despite that fact, there are still some good players on this team. That is hard to say on a team that is last in offense and fifth to last in defense, but it is true.
You can't help but feel bad for some of these players. They work their butts off and put their lives on the line for a team that has no chance of making money or winning games. They deserve a shot to play in a legitimate winning environment.
These talents will either eventually leave, or have no use for a rebuilding team. The Jaguars need to get young talent and draft picks for these established players. Jaguars owner Shad Khan needs to know when it is time to get everything he can from what he has on the roster. This is a deep draft and if this team is going to try to compete in the future, they need to get as many future picks as they can.
Rebuilding is not the word to use for this franchise. They are even worse than that. They need a whole new philosophy on football. They need to change the culture in northern Florida. They aren't going to do that with the players they have. They need players who come from winning college cultures to bring that into their locker room. These are five players that they should trade before the deadline.
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5. Paul Poslusky
Paul Poslusky is one of the most underrated linebackers in the NFL today. One reason is the extremely talented pool of inside linebackers in the game, and the other is that he has played for the Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills. Those teams have a culture of losing. He can do very well for a team and should be very useful for a team looking for a defensive edge.
4. Brad Meester
Most people won't recognize this name. That is because only a select few offensive linemen have recognizable names in the NFL. One of those players could be Eugene Monroe, whom the Jaguars traded to the Baltimore Ravens earlier this season. Brad Meester could be a good interior lineman on a number of teams. They won't get a ton for him, but they will get nothing for him when he leaves for free agency after the season.
3. Maurice Jones-Drew
Here comes the man in all the rumors. Maurice Jones-Drew has given everything for this franchise. The franchise hasn't given much back. It is time for that to change. He deserves to be on a good team as the feature back. There are plenty of teams that are severely hurting at the running back position. He could be one team's final piece. He just doesn't seem like he wants to give his all to a team that may not be doing the same. The Jaguars should let him go to a contending team.
2. Jason Babin
Jason Babin is not everyone's favorite player. He seems to have a bigger mouth than game. That being said, he still has something to give a team. He can rush off the edge with the best of them. Less than two years ago, he had 18 sacks in a season. He will be a hot commodity to buy low on.
1. Chad Henne
With so many quarterback injuries in the league and the fact that the quarterback of the future is not on this roster, the Jags could get something decent for Chad Henne. Here is a list of some quarterbacks who got some play in Week 8: Jason Campbell, Thad Lewis, Mike Glennon, Matt Barkley, Christian Ponder, Matt Simms and Colt McCoy. That doesn't even count Kellen Clemens, who is starting on Monday night for the St Louis Rams. Henne could be better than all of them.