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Jaguars trade Yannick Ngakoue to Vikings

Holding out by not signing his franchise tag tender, Ngakoue is now headed to Minnesota.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Sunday that they have traded their Pro Bowl defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings for a second and conditional fifth round pick in 2021. In his four years in Jacksonville, Ngakoue recorded 37.5 sacks, 122 tackes, forced 14 fumbles and two interceptions.

Becuase Ngakoue didn’t sign a long term deal on July 15, he is only eligible to play under the franchise tag in 2020. In order to complete the trade, Ngakoue agreed to a lesser deal of $12 million for the season according to an ESPN article.

Ngakoue has agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal with the Vikings — instead of his franchise tender of $17.8 million — in order to complete the trade, league sources told ESPN’s Courtney Cronin, confirming a report by The MMQB.

The incentives of the 2021 draft picks involved in the deal are as follows:

There a lot of incentives for both teams as the Jaguars could potentially go after star Quarterback Trevor Lawrence from the University of Clemson in the 2021 draft as well as a lot of early round picks.

The Vikings add another piece to a very talented defense that includes Danielle Hunter, Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris. The Vikings were the fifth ranked defense in 2019 and are hoping to be even better in 2020 with this addition.

Ngakoue is scheduled to make his Vikings debut at home against division rival Green Bay on Sunday September 13.