Edgar Thompson, of The Palm Beach Post, reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars may not be interested in trading too much for Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor. As of now, a draft day trade doesn’t seem in the plans if the Jaguars are wanting to trade any of their second day picks. The Miami Dolphins and Bill Parcells know Taylor’s talent. Parcells has said he’s not trading Taylor, and Taylor’s expressed mixed feelings. All in all, Taylor hits 34 in September, and the defensive end still plays like an All-Pro worth a late Jags first round pick.
Del Rio said on the possibility of a trade with the Dolphins, “In the history of our league, rarely are talented players that still have a lot to offer, rarely are teams willing to part with those players.”
A reason why the Jaguars might not trade their first or second+ round pick for Taylor could be for the same reason that the Jaguars didn’t go after former Chiefs DE Jared Allen. Thompson reported that Jags HC Jack Del Rio cited that he wouldn’t want to take on that player and deal because it will disrupt team chemistry. Allen, now in Minnesota, gets $31 million guaranteed for his new contract with the Vikings.
Del Rio said on trading and paying for Allen, “You’re talking about making him the highest-paid guy in the history of the franchise. What message are you sending to your locker room in terms of the type of people you’re rewarding?”