Jaguars, Vikings agree to Yannick Ngakoue trade

Crap

Dammit.

That sucks.

Michael Lombardi wrote a really nice article about the Lions the other day in the Athletic. He trashed us last year, but this year he seemed to think we might turn the corner. He really wanted Quinn to go after Yannick. It looks like the Vikings got themselves a pretty good deal.

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Ehhh, I’m not disappointed at all. 6’2" 250lb rush DE specialist does not fit in this defense. He’s a great player and has been super productive in Jacksonville. And maybe he’ll put up similar numbers in Minnesota? He’s just not a fit here.

Patricia wants versatile DE’s with mass who can play multiple positions while being able to set the edge vs the run.

Never thought we would get him but dammit we didn’t need the Vikings picking him up!

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Fair play Lionboy…I would’ve like to seen him stay in the AFC.

Hmmm…I would have thought that Yannick was just about the right size for Patty’s defense. 250lbs at 6’2" makes him perfect as a ROLB.
James Harrison was only 243lbs and 6’.

Vikings got a great fricking deal…as long as Yannick doesn’t become a discontent again.

Minnesota knows how to put together a damn good team. Solid everywhere, maybe the only mistake is giving Cousins a gigantic contract.

Good deal on the trade. A 2nd and a possible 3rd for a double digit sack guy in his prime…Bravo Minnesota you BASTERDS!

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I think that’s a lot to pay for a one year rental on a franchise tag. You’d assume they want to negotiate a long term deal with him, but maybe he doesn’t want to play there after this year. He’s a good player, but I wouldn’t have made that trade knowing it’s a one year/large long term contract situation with him.

Vikings have a good team, so it was a great move. They are even better now.

James Harrison had the strength of a 6’8" 500lb Nordic strongman. Hard to compare anyone to that dude.

Yeah, I know.
I don’t know if Yannick can do anything else well other than rush the passer but he seems about the right size for a 3-4 LB. More suited for a 3-4 than as a 4-3 DE IMO.

I think our team doesn’t have a chance anyway. D is where we’re going to struggle and simply don’t have enough talent or speed. We do need more players like him but not worth paying for a rental this year.

I’m so glad we didn’t get this good football player. We are playing the long game. In another 60 years people will see the genius we exhibited.

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Jamison VerHarrison?

Damned Vikings. Now I have to adjust my prediction of a divisional sweep and toss one the Vikes way, I think. This is a big add for them.

That said, I can see why Quinn wouldn’t want to cough up that dough plus two picks when he just drafted this kind of player in the 3rd round in Julian Okwara. Relax, I know the odds of Julian turning out this good aren’t great, but Quinn could not have seen this coming, really.

Yannick Ngakoue was drafted in the 3rd round, 69th overall.

Julian Okwara was picked in the 3rd round, 67th overall.

Quinn is paying J.O. peanuts. Ngakoue put up 8 sacks as a rookie. If Julian can get like 5 or 6 that would be a great rookie campaign. Who knows in the long run how good J.O. will be. His ceiling seems to be something like Ngakoue’s. But he’s got a long ways to go to reach it.

Julian Okwara will be our Yannick lite. Would’ve been kind of redundant IMO. Plus there’s the $$$

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Exactly. At some point you have to put your chips in and make a move.