The Jacksonville Jaguars may have drafted Josh Oliver in the third round, but they’re still lacking at tight end — with only Geoff Swaim, Ben Koyack, and James O’Shaughnessy as the other players at this position who will realistically make this team.
Should the team look to the Minnesota Vikings, who likely drafted Kyle Rudolph’s replacement in Irv Smith, Jr. as a potential trade partner?
The #Vikings had held active extension talks with veteran TE Kyle Rudolph, but those broke off this morning, sources say. With Minnesota drafting TE Irv Smith and Rudolph due $7.5M, this development could lead to a trade elsewhere. There is interest around the NFL.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2019
Last week, talks on a restructured contract reportedly broke off, and Rudolph will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 29-year-old caught 64 passes last year for a nearly 10.0 yards-per-reception last season. Not since the days of Mark Brunell throwing to Kyle Brady back in 2000 have the Jaguars utilized a tight end that much.