Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been on a tear, since returning from his four-game suspension for violating league rules. Blackmon has gone over 130 yards in two-straight games, with at least nine targets coming in each of those games since he re-joined the line up.
However, the Jaguars are 0-7 and they have no hopes of making the postseason, so could the Jaguars be close to moving their star wideout before the trade deadline?
Former Chiefs G.M. and Patriots V.P. of player personnel Scott Pioli discussed the possibility last night on Pro Football Talk on the NBC Sports Network, and he pointed towards Blackmon being a draft pick from the old regime as a reason the team could decide to move on.
With Blackmon’s presence in Stage 3 of the league’s substance-abuse program, it could be hard to find a team willing to give quality draft picks in return, but his talent suggests there would be plenty of teams interested.
Perhaps the Patriots could bring in Blackmon to give Tom Brady a reliable target on the outside or the Colts, who have not been afraid to make moves, could bring in Blackmon to replace Reggie Wayne for the remainder of the season, but it will all hang on what the Jaguars want in return for their No. 1 wideout.
We now have less than a week until the NFL trade deadline, so stay tuned.