Elite pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue wants out of Duval.

The Jaguars put the non-exclusive franchise tag on the 25-year-old defensive end this offseason, which led to him very publicly asking for a trade and sending all sorts of Philadelphia Eagles-related hints on social media.

Realistically, the Birds would have to offer something like a first round pick + another asset to acquire Ngakoue and then pay him $17 million, per tag rules. As such, Adam Schefter told Marc Farzetta on 97.5 the Fanatic this morning that he feels like Philadelphia will not be a Jacksonville trade partner:

“In the end, I would guess that they (Jacksonville) do trade him, because I think they have to. I think that’s the best thing for everybody involved. I don’t think they want that headache on their hands and I think the owner will see that eventually. The question is, where does he go, right? When you look at the teams that, to me, would be in the pass rush market, I think you look at them like this, in no particular order – maybe from the top of the draft down, you look at the Giants, you look at the Browns, you look at the Raiders, you look at the Eagles, you look at the Seahawks. I think those are five teams, in my mind, that will look to address pass rusher during the draft. Every team will. But those are five teams that, realistically, between picks and money, you could figure out a way that somehow they would make a trade for Yannick Ngakoue work.

Of those teams, I don’t believe the Eagles are the favorite in that group at all. I think that more likely than not, those other teams, for various reasons: picks, compensation, money, draft position, stand a better chance of landing Yannick Ngakoue than the Eagles. I view the Eagles on the outside looking in with Yannick Ngakoue. That’s not to say that they couldn’t get something done because anything is always possible with them, but I don’t view them as a likely destination for Yannick Ngakoue going into the draft.

We’ll see. The price was always going to be steep, as would be the cap hit, but that’s market value for a guy with 37.5 sacks in four years who is never injured and entering his prime.