The 0-7 Jacksonville Jaguars are clearly one of the worst teams in the NFL, maybe even one of the worst ever. Since they won’t be winning
any many games this season, speculation is starting to build that their best player, wide receiver Justin Blackmon, could be on the move by next week’s trade deadline:
On Tuesday night’s edition of Pro Football Talkon NBCSN, former Chiefs G.M. and Patriots V.P. of player personnel Scott Pioli flagged Blackmon as a player who could be moved, given that he was acquired with the fifth overall pick in the draft by former G.M. Gene Smith.
The Colts could use an explosive wideout like Blackmon to fill in for Wayne, who went down with a torn ACL last Sunday, and the Falcons could as well with Julio Jones sidelined for the year with an injured foot. Former Jags GM Gene Smith took Blackmon fifth overall last season, and although Blackmon was suspended for the first four games this year for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, he’s still racked up 384 receiving yards in three games since.
At this point, Jacksonville should take whatever they can get for Blackmon in preparation for a rebuild. They can use all the draft picks they can secure now that they’re the front runners in the Teddy Bridgewater sweepstakes.
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