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LA Chargers: 3 teams that should be calling for a Mike Williams trade

CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 13: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers cannot make a catch in front cornerback William Jackson #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 13: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers cannot make a catch in front cornerback William Jackson #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
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LA Chargers’ potential trade partners for Mike Williams: 2. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team that is going to make a lot of noise this offseason. The Jaguars have the first overall pick and thus have the best building block that a team can have to kickstart the franchise: Trevor Lawrence.

Jacksonville also hired Urban Meyer to be the team’s next head coach. Meyer has no NFL experience but has been successful everywhere he coached at the college level. He is someone who knows what it takes to establish a winning culture and will look to do so in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars also have a ton of salary-cap space, as well as draft picks, and could look to surround Lawrence with as many weapons as possible to make his life easier. That is why the Jaguars are one of the biggest threats to sign Hunter Henry this offseason.

This could be a case of the Jaguars not wanting to sign any of the veteran receivers on the free-agent market and instead be willing to trade a low-round draft pick (yes, that is all Williams would warrant if it was just him).

Jacksonville could then work out an extension for Wiliams, giving them a young receiver that also already has NFL experience. If they want to be great right away, that will be better than spending a second-round pick on a receiver.

The Jaguars have five combined picks in the fourth and fifth round. They have the capital to trade for Williams and they have the money to spend on him.

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