Here's How the Giants Could Acquire Yannick Ngakoue From the Jaguars

The New York Giants can offer a great deal for Jacksonville Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue.
The New York Giants can offer a great deal for Jacksonville Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue. | Harry Aaron/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Yannick Ngakoue have a relationship that is already shattered. The defensive end wants out and the team is open to trading him, for a steep price. A franchise tag was placed on Ngakoue and there seems to be no way he ends up playing on that deal in Jacksonville.

Yet it appears the Jaguars will eventually have to make a move in order to get some value in return. Letting him sit out the season doesn't help either side in the situation. One team that should make a call about the disgruntled defender is the New York Giants.

The Giants have just over $16 million in cap space at the moment and are more than able to acquire Ngakoue and immediately sign him to the long-term extension he desires. What the Jaguars have made clear this offseason is that a second-round pick needs to come in return for the defender, and arguably another mid-round selection if the Jags are getting picky.

While it is risky, Giants GM Dave Gettleman may be running out of time and sending a future first-round pick to start an Ngakoue deal could give his team a major boost in 2020. If the team still has a losing record, he can't say he didn't try.

The first option should be offering up a second-round pick and maybe a player like B.J. Hill to send some depth back in return. While dishing out two draft picks for a player in a contract year isn't ideal, Gettleman can solve that predicament by agreeing to a new deal with Ngakoue before any trade goes down.

The Jaguars got two first-round picks from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Jalen Ramsey. That is likely why the team is still holding out and keeping the price tag so high. However, the situation with Ngakoue is far more extreme and therefore the asking price should eventually decrease.