Jaguars’ attempt to trade Yannick Ngakoue, Leonard Fournette gets ugly

Jaguars’ attempt to trade Yannick Ngakoue, Leonard Fournette gets ugly

Things are getting ugly for two Jaguars stars stuck in limbo amid stagnant trade talks.

Despite attempts to trade defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and running back Leonard Fournette, the team has been unable to strike a deal for either one this offseason.

“Tired of the back and forth @Jaguars,” the frustrated edge-rusher wrote Monday on Twitter. “Let’s get this sh-t done.”

The matter escalated only moments later when Ngakoue lashed out at a member of the Jaguars ownership for the lack of progress.

“@TonyKhan stop hiding moe,” the 25-year-old wrote to co-owner Tony Khan.

“I’m not in hiding sir, I’m in isolation getting ready for the draft,” Khan replied. “I’ve been pretty active on social media in isolation, but you wouldn’t know that since you unfollowed me (again).”

“Since your feeling might today let’s both let the world in on the truth,” Ngakoue wrote back. “We been had a discussion that the chargers game was my last game. Yet you try to back door the situation without answering any of my camps calls. Smh you spoiled bra.. holding up people for no reason.”

Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and running back Leonard Fournette
Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and running back Leonard FournetteGetty Images

The Jaguars applied the $19.3 million franchise tag on Ngakoue, their 2016 third-round pick, back in March, which was seen as a precursor to a trade. Since then, the 6-foot-2, 246-pound Pro Bowler has taken a number of shots at the team because he does not feel his “top-five” abilities have been justly showcased in Jacksonville.

“I really want to be part of a team that has great culture and winning is a habit,” he told ESPN earlier this month. “I don’t want to be part of a team that losing is a norm or anything of that nature.”

Fournette has been on the trading block for “more than a month,” but so far there have been, “no takers yet,” Ian Rapoport reported on Monday.

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