By James Johnson
The biggest story for the Jacksonville Jaguars heading into training camp will unquestionably be whether the team can get a new deal done with defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. The young pass rusher missed several offseason training activity sessions and also elected not to attend minicamp, which means he just might be planning to do the same for training camp — or at least some of it.
Regardless as to what the Jags decide, it’s clear that Ngakoue has set himself up nicely to get a pretty sizable contract, and Over the Cap’s Jason Fitzgerald believes that could possibly come in the form of a deal that pays out a top-2 salary at the defensive end position. In a recent article with the Florida Times-Union, Fitzgerald gave his projection on the deal Ngakoue could receive from the Jags if a deal comes this season, which is exactly what Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is making.
“For a player like this, you are probably looking at a contract that exceeds that of [Frank] Clark and Lawrence,” Fitzgerald said when asked about a deal for Ngakoue. “So a ballpark of $21 million a season with around $65 million guaranteed for...