Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue doubles down on trade demand amid franchise tag standoff

For weeks, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has took to social media to vent about not wanting to play for the Jaguars this upcoming season.

On Tuesday, Ngakoue expressed his desire to play elsewhere on national television.

He appeared as a special guest on ESPN’s NFL Live, saying the Jaguars had an opportunity to extend him a long-term contract last offseason but talks broke off and now it’s time to move on.

″Everything comes to an end and it’s time for me to move on to the next chapter of my career,″ Ngakoue said. ″I am forever thankful what Jacksonville has brought to me and my family, but it’s time to move on.″

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Ngakoue also took another shot at the franchise on the show when he said he was a top five defensive end but due to playing in Jacksonville he has not been able to be seen enough around the country because the Jaguars play so few prime time games.

″If I end up landing on a team that’s prime time, hopefully I can show the world what I can do,″ Ngakoue said.

Ngakoue, 25, has recorded 37 1/2 sacks in four seasons and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 201. He stated earlier this offseason that he wanted to start anew with a different team, but the Jaguars subsequently issued him the franchise tag.

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