01 Oct 2013
Surprise! This makes two big midseason deals for 2013. The Jaguars, already the worst offense we have ever tracked, just traded away their best player. Does it matter? Well, they can be the worst offense ever without him, can't they? This is all about building the future for them. They essentially drafted Monroe's replacement when they took Luke Joeckel second overall. He'll move over to the left side now. We don't know yet what the compensation is, so whether or not this is a good deal for Jacksonville really depends on what those draft picks are. Meanwhile, the offensive line has been a huge disappointment for the Ravens, and Monroe should be a big upgrade on Bryant McKinnie. Now the Ravens have to deal with Monroe's contract, which ends at the end of this season. (Looking around the Interwebs, it looks like the contract at one point went through 2014, but somehow got changed and now ends this year.)
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