Yannick Ngakoue was set to be an unrestricted free agent and said that he no longer wished to be apart of the Jaguars franchise. The club has now placed the franchise tag on the lineman.
The Jaguars placed the NFL's non-exclusive franchise tag on Ngakoue, meaning he can negotiate and sign with another team. The Jaguars would have the right to match the offer; if the Jaguars did not match the offer in that scenario, they would receive two first-round draft selections from the team that signed Ngakoue. If Ngakoue signs the franchise tag, he will play for the Jaguars next season on a one-year contract based on the average of the of the top NFL defensive end salaries over the past five seasons. If he opts not to sign the tag, he will not play for any NFL team.