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If you lose your star wide receiver you can blame the Jacksonville Jaguars and Christian Kirk

Multiple NFL teams are mad with the Jacksonville Jaguars over Christian Kirk’s contract

Christian Kirk is getting hate around the NFL, because several big time wide receivers were traded this season after he received his big pay day. You cannot blame him, because he was chasing a bag, but several teams are pissed because they are losing their star wide outs.

Both the Chiefs and the Packers lost a top 5 wide receiver this year and the 49ers are on the verge of losing one of their top players who demanded a trade.

One NFL executive and one assistant coach told Jeff Howe of The Athletic this week that the contract Christian Kirk signed with the Jaguars is the one that really reset the wide receiver market.

Kirk, who never eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark in his four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, signed a four-year, $72 million deal with Jacksonville that includes $37 million guaranteed.

“It’s (Christian) Kirk’s fault,” an assistant coach told Howe. “What happened to Kirk is 100 percent the issue. Players of more worth than Christian Kirk are going to be demanding a lot more money, and you’re going to have to do it.”

“How much Kirk got really vaulted the money,” an executive said. “That was huge for (Adams and Hill) to get those historic deals. It put more pressure on those clubs to make sure they meet those needs.”

The Bills quickly paid Stefon Diggs to keep him happy and now the players are pissed. You have wide receivers removing their images of their teams on their social media accounts, you have guys holding out.

Deebo Samuel just demanded a trade, A.J. Brown is holding out, and even Terry McLaurin is not participating in voluntary OTA’s.

Players want to get paid, and they are going to do what they think is right. NFL teams are going to do what they think is right, but at the end of the day, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams and possibly Deebo Samuel were all traded after Christian Kirk raised the pay around the NFL for receivers. I guess he is to blame!

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