LA Rams DeSean Jackson agree to pursue trade scenarios
Trade scenario II: Jaguars
Of course, there are other teams who have publicly announced a need for an outside receiver, such as Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer. In fact, he has said directly that the Jaguars need an outside receiver with elite speed. That is Jackson’s wheelhouse. And it just so happens that CBS Sports has already linked Jaguars inside linebacker Myles Jack to the LA Rams at the trade deadline.
How big do the LA Rams want to go? If they wish to do so, they could package a deal for Jacksonville Jaguars inside linebacker Myles Jack, a player that we believe would be an ideal linebacker in the LA Rams defense. He is a powerful man at 6-foot-1 and 244-pounds. But he has the raw football instincts usually found in football legends like Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, or even Ray Lewis.
Jack has all of the potential to climb to that NFL level of greatness. Unfortunately, he won’t do it with the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that is clearly all-in on a rebuild that may need to reboot in a year or two if the team is dissatisfied with current head coach Urban Meyer. So what might a trade package look like? To weigh that one, let’s see what the LA Rams have in terms of available future draft picks. The Rams have a first-round pick in 2024, so why not send that one away?
The only hiccup to this trade scenario is the overvaluation of Jacksonville Jaguars fans for Myles Jack’s worth, and the ability of the Rams to free up enough cap space to make this deal go through.
We’ve seen the LA Rams creating a war chest of available cap space already, and have outlined a way to double the team’s available cap space by trading away these four players. Add to that the fact that trading away Jackson will clear a healthy $2+ million off the books, and suddenly the ability to absorb an expensive player like Jack becomes a reality.
The Rams could restructure Matthew Stafford’s current contract, as well as that of Myles Jack upon his arrival. Ultimately, the Rams could simply rework the contracts of their highest-paid players to make it all fit under the projected NFL salary cap.
Yes, DeSean Jackson may want to be traded to a new team. But the LA Rams would be foolish not to explore ways to improve the roster in the process.