So much can come out of an owners meeting. Hair rules get tabled, defenses get a green dot, and what could provide some truth to all of the Jason Taylor rumors may have finally surfaced. According to Armando Salguero who was with the media contingent in Palm Beach, at least one team is serious about obtaining the services of Jason Taylor.
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has confirmed his team is looking for an elite pass rusher to take the team to the next level…however, again, according to Salguero, the Jags do not want and will not give up a 1st round pick. For that matter, they do not want to give up a 2nd rounder either. In addition to Taylor the Jags are looking at Carolina Panther Julius Peppers.
That is not the “surfacing” I refer to. What has surfaced is what may be the basis of Miami Dolphins Grand Master Bill Parcells and company’s “we are not trading Jason Taylor”. A 3rd rounder for the Pro-Bowler is surely not enough compensation. By saying they are not trading him, they put the onus on Del Rio to up the offer. The Dolphins would likely not accept a 2nd rounder alone and would probably want more.
This could also provide more speculation that a team like the Vikings could be interested in the services of JT. The Vikings would likely be willing to give up two picks for the DE. Philadelphia has also been mentioned in some circles as well.
Jacksonville is the likely landing spot for JT if he leaves Miami. This is too early to cave in to trade numbers on either side of the fence. Any trade will not likely occur until the draft is closer or in process. The Dolphins know that JT could leave at anytime. The Jaguars know that their window of opportunity could be only a few more years. Someone needs to give for this to happen. So far, it is a don’t bet on it yet kind of deal.
Speaking of Taylor and dancing around the trade rumors, Taylor parlayed a total score of 23 on Monday night and survived another round as he made it through another elimination on Dancing with the Stars.