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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday that the Jags were exploring trade options for their 2017 fourth overall pick:
Jacksonville has entered full-blown rebuild territory. 2017 All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey wastradedto theLos Angeles Ramsin October, which snowballed into Pro Bowl cornerback A.J. Bouye gettingtradedto theDenver Broncosand 2017 All-Pro defensive lineman Calais Campbellbeing dealtto theBaltimore Ravensin March.
Fournette vaguely addressed the Jags gutting their roster on Twitter:
The 25-year-old has struggled to live up to his hype coming out of LSU. While Fournette tallied 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns across 13 games as a rookie, he was limited to eight games because of a persistent hamstring injury in 2018. Last season, he had 265 carries for 1,152 yards and three touchdowns across 15 regular-season contests.
Fournette made headlines late last week for openly advocating for the Jaguars to sign free-agent 2015 NFL MVPCam Newtondespite Gardner Minshew II holding the team’s starting quarterback job:
Next season is Fournette’s last on his rookie deal. He carries a cap hit north of $8.6 million, perSpotrac.
Jacksonville is slated to pick ninth overall in the draft, which will run April 23-25.