Report: Jaguars could be looking to trade former first-round pick out of Florida
Former Florida standout C.J. Henderson may not have a long future in Jacksonville. ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported Sunday that multiple team executives believe that the Jaguars are open to trading Henderson.
A surprise: Multiple team execs believe #Jaguars corner C.J. Henderson — the ninth overall pick in 2020 — is available via trade. Jacksonville has given impression in some league circles that it’s shopping Henderson, a high-pedigree player one year into rookie deal.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 8, 2021
Henderson, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2020 NFL, has been absent from Jaguars activities.
“I think it’s been November, October since the last time he played and I had no idea,” Jacksonville head coach Urban Meyer told reporters Wednesday. “Really talented guy — good guy. It’s almost like okay he is back, COVID-19, and then okay he is back, three-day acclimation. Okay he is back —so that’s coming either tomorrow or the next day.”
On Sunday, Meyer had less to say about Henderson, who was just recently activated off of the team’s COVID reserve list.
Urban Meyer was very short when asked about CJ Henderson.
Reporter “will it be tough for him to overcome the miss time?”
Meyer “I don’t know”
— Jamal St. Cyr (@JStCyrTV) August 8, 2021
Henderson recorded 36 tackles, 6 pass deflections, an interception and a forced fumble in his rookie season before going on injured reserve in November with a groin injury. The interception came in his first pro game, earning him Rookie of the Week recognition.
Fowler’s source says “things are good” between Henderson and the Jaguars. Beat reporter Mark Long of the Associated Press notably disputed that description of the relationship.
Doubt anyone inside the building being honest would describe things as “good” https://t.co/09eQUdHrug
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) August 8, 2021