Are They Tanking? Jaguars Release RB Leonard Fournette/Ngakoue Traded To Vikings

By InfinitePrime3k | Sports4life | 1 Sep 2020

  The NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars have turned over their roster in a major way the last couple of years and they unloaded two more players in the last couple of days.  Defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue expressed his displeasure with the team last season not too long after they traded their star Cornerback Jalen Ramsey.  He finally got his wish granted to get out and was traded to the Minnesota Vikings for two draft picks with one of the two being a conditional 5th round pick.  I guess they felt like they hadn't done enough trimming down the roster so today they released running back Leonard Fournette after 3 seasons with the team.  Fournette was a 1st round pick for the Jaguars which shocked a lot of people including myself considering the need for QB and considering they could've gotten a Deshaun Watson in that draft but oh well.  I still thought it was a good pick and expectations were high for Fournette considering his college career.  Unfortunately it didn't pan out that way and he's now free for any team that wants to give him a chance.  It looks to me like the Jags are setting up more for failure than success.  They've let go or traded at least 9 pro bowlers in like the last 5 years.  However the young QB Garner Minshew has showed flashes of promise, but I still don't think they see him as their franchise QB.  In my opinion, they have their eyes set on the coming draft next year and will be taking a QB with the 1st overall pick.  Sometimes you just gotta call it like it is and this looks like they've set themselves up good enough for failure and a future first overall opportunity in the draft. 

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