The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade cornerback A.J. Bouye to the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round choice in this year’s NFL draft, league resources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.
The trade simply cannot be processed until the new league calendar year begins March eighteen.
Bouye instructed ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he was educated of the pending trade from both equally Jaguars common manager Dave Caldwell and Broncos president/common manager John Elway.
“I’m on the way to get my little ones, [and] I get a cellular phone phone from Caldwell, declaring he appreciates almost everything I did for the staff,” Bouye instructed ESPN. “Then Elway calls me, declaring, ‘Welcome to Denver.’ Now all people is contacting. I’m just obtaining out. I want to thank Jacksonville.”
Bouye was 1 of the crucial associates of a 2017 no cost-agent course for the Jaguars that was regarded as the 1 of the finest in franchise heritage. He is due to make $13 million and depend $15.five million versus the wage cap in 2020.
Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr., a four-time Pro Bowl choice who has been with the staff given that remaining signed as an undrafted rookie in 2011, is established to grow to be an unrestricted no cost agent.
“I’m surely excited because Chris Harris normally experienced great items to say about Denver,” Bouye instructed ESPN. “I’m about to check out movie and look at their plan some a lot more and really examine it. It is cornerback-friendly. The 3 occasions I performed there, the ambiance and supporter foundation was astounding.”
Harris congratulated Bouye on Twitter:
congrats lil bro @AJBOUYE21 want you the finest . https://t.co/bwN8npeP5O
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) March 3, 2020
Bouye experienced 8 interceptions and broke up 34 other individuals in 3 seasons with the Jaguars. His finest time was 2017, when he intercepted six passes and broke up eighteen as part of 1 of the league’s finest defenses.
Bouye, who turns 29 in August, designed the Pro Bowl and was a 2nd-staff All Pro that time, but he did not persistently play at a large stage the previous two seasons.
He signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted no cost agent in 2013. He took gain of injuries in the secondary, commencing eleven video games in 2016 (1 interception, 16 pass breakups) and cashed in with the Jaguars on a 5-calendar year, $sixty seven.five million contract with $26 million guaranteed.
With Bouye long gone, there are only four starters or crucial reserves remaining from the 2017 Jaguars protection that led the NFL in pass protection and concluded 2nd in sacks, interceptions and turnovers: defensive finish Calais Campbell, defensive finish Yannick Ngakoue, linebacker Myles Jack and defensive deal with Abry Jones.
Sources instructed ESPN on Monday that the Jaguars will use their franchise tag on Ngakoue.
Last 7 days at the NFL scouting mix, Elway said the Broncos had been going to make cornerback a precedence in both equally no cost company and the draft.
“I feel we have to get improved there,” Elway said. “That is 1 region we’re seeking to get improved.”
The Broncos signed cornerback Bryce Callahan to a 3-calendar year, $21 million offer last offseason. Callahan, who was coming off December 2018 surgical procedure to mend a foot fracture, did not play a snap in 2019 just after obtaining a 2nd surgical procedure to exchange a surgically implanted screw, which he bent during teaching camp. He concluded the time on injured reserve.
Broncos coach Vic Fangio expressed optimism during the mix that “all the experiences I’m acquiring, such as from Bryce, is that he’ll be prepared to go for camp.”
ESPN’s Michael DiRocco and Jeff Legwold contributed to this report.