Jaguars To Attempt To Trade Jalen Ramsey?

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is undoubtedly one of the most talented corners in the NFL, but his brash and outspoken nature is apparently wearing thin in Jacksonville. Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that the Jags will seek to trade Ramsey — who was named a First Team All-Pro last season and who can be controlled through 2020 — this offseason.

The team suspended Ramsey for a week during the preseason due to “violating team rules and [engaging in] conduct unbecoming of a Jaguars’ football player,” and that suspension appeared to stem from a series of tweets attacking media members for their criticism of then-teammate Dante Fowler. Ramsey is no stranger to controversial statements, however, as he has repeatedly made headlines for his vocal opinions about himself and opposing players.

But while he has every right to be confident, and while Jacksonville doubtlessly appreciates his self-esteem, the club does not like the way that confidence is manifesting itself. One league source said he “absolutely” believes the team will try to trade Ramsey, while another NFL GM said he would not be surprised if the club elects to go that route.

The Jaguars, predictably, are vehemently denying the rumor and have released the following statement: “The Jaguars have zero intention of trading CB Jalen Ramsey. There is no truth to this rumor.

If Ramsey were to be traded, his behavior would probably not do much to dampen interest in his services. As ESPN’s Field Yates tweets, Ramsey’s talent and his favorable contract status — he is due just $3.6MM next year before his fifth-year option would kick in for 2020 — would be seriously tempting to all 31 other teams in the league.

The Jags are in the midst of a five-game losing streak and have been one of the biggest disappointments in the league after narrowly missing a trip to the Super Bowl last season. Today’s report, if true, would not do much to make Jacksonville fans any happier about the way this year has gone.

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27 comments on “Jaguars To Attempt To Trade Jalen Ramsey?

    • Z-A

      You must be from the NE area. Jawn is such a NE Philly/Bucks burbs term.

      link to overthecap.com

      Eagles can’t afford the players they have next year. 11M over the cap.

      There’s a lot of teams with a ton of Cap space next year. The Colts, Jets, and Browns are teams that would probably give up draft capital to get this guy. But the Raiders have the best draft capital – I’d say dark horse. But don’t be surprised if the Cowboys gave up a 2020 1st and their 2019 2nd. They probably tossed a coin in the air on draft day for Zeke/Jalen.

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      • Brad

        Doubt Peters is back. Might lose Graham. Could move Lane Johnson. If this type of player is available and you have a need at that position, you make moves. Send away picks. We all know Howie is a better trader than picking in the draft.

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        • Z-A

          They basically have to make a lot of cuts to create flex next year, but they’ll lose a lot of that team. They can get under the cap, but have big holes at WR, LT, C, DE, and back-up QB, and RB. Trading for Ramsey would alleviate a hole at Corner, but going to be hard to rebuild the OL and WR corp and add DL depth with only about 16 M.

          Peters – 2.6M
          Agholor – 9.3M
          Bennett – 7M
          Kecle – 6.5M
          Foles – 18.8M

          That frees up 29.3M, about 4 or 5 will go to draft picks.

          Ramsey would be 7.4M cap hit.

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          • Regi Green

            Peters would be 8m in savings,2.6 in dead cap.

            Eagles are also under the cap this year, so they should cut into that 11m with some rollover.

            Add Long and Maragos to your list of cuts,plus the rollover,and the Eagles could create as much as 50m in space.

            Foles 18.8 Bennett 7.0
            Agholor 9.3 Long 5.3
            Peter 8.0 Maragos 2.0
            Kelce 6.5 56.9

            Probably won’t want to replace both Peters and Kelce, so Kelce probably stays. Probably could say the same at de too,maybe Long stays,or Bennett restructures.Or maybe Graham stays with a cap hit similar to the 1 he has this year.

            Eagles have ways to create space.There’s always a chance for other players restructuring too.And with about half of that cap hit counting towards the cap after any trade,Eagles could definitely afford him.Depends more on where the Eagles end up picking,and if they’d be willing to trade that pick or not. And the cap hold for that pick would also cut into Ramsay’s cap hit.

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  1. diller79

    Lions are looking for another elite corner to pair with Slay

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    • Ronk325

      No point in giving up valuable draft picks for a CB when your mediocre QB will never win you anything

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  2. Jkolti

    I would guess every team in the NFL will be in on him. More or less than it took to get Mack? I would take the over. What do you all think?

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    • Z-A

      I think the Mack trade was an overpay, based on having to max these guys out. But hey, people have made dumb trades year after year. I’d say 1st and a 2nd and maybe even a player.

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    • acarneglia

      I’d say under. Mack doesn’t have the outspoken personality that Ramsey has. Ramsey like Mack is undoubtedly one of the best at his position.

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      • Jkolti

        Heres the way I see it. Both are one of the best at their position. Both play a hugely valuable position in this pass heavy NFL. The thing that tilts the scale toward Ramsey for me is that he would have 2 years before you would have to start paying him market value, where mack only had 1 year.

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        • Steven Juris

          Better off paying big money for a pass rusher then a CB. You can beat any CB if the QB has all day to throw. Teams usually don’t trade the best player at his position especially not a pass rusher. 2 late first picks for the best pass rusher and a second round pick. I’ll take Mack in a heartbeat.

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  3. acarneglia

    Ramsey has also made comments about players in other sports, discrediting the skills of NHL players

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    • crosseyedlemon

      An owner shouldn’t care if a player rants about being abducted by aliens as long as he is providing the performance he is being paid for. Maybe the Jags management wants a roster of monks who have taken a vow of silence. Couldn’t hurt considering how bad the team is currently playing.

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  4. Michael Chaney

    This sounds a lot like the Marcus Peters situation, so I think that’s probably a comp for a potential deal. Ramsey might bring back a little more because he’s less of a headache than Peters is, but I’m not expecting some godfather-type offer for him either.

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  5. tsolid

    Maybe they should trade the person that decided to give Bortles all of that money.

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    • taylorcm

      Easy deal to Green Bay with thier need for an elite corner. 1 of their 2 1st this this probably the saints pick plus a 5th and call it a day.

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      • Michael Chaney

        Honestly, I think Jaire Alexander is already on his way to being their elite corner. They probably wouldn’t make that trade since the need isn’t as urgent as it was a year ago.

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        • Matt M

          Joshua Jackson will end up as a better cb than Jaire Alexander

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  6. Brad

    Already squashed by the Jaguars. Meaning he’s probably gone in the off-season.

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  7. ruckus727

    Yes he would fit anywhere…but my Bucs make a lot of sense so let me dream for a second…worst pass defense in the history of the NFL, a ton of cap space (for hopefully a multi year extension, and high draft picks to offer up. FSU guy. There’s no bigger need on this team. The defense needs rebuilt practically from scratch. He’s a guy to be a foundational piece for the better part of a decade.

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    • mrpadre19

      The issue there is the Bucs need the first round picks it would take to get Ramsey more than any “one” player.

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  8. mrpadre19

    Just so you know this has been proven to be false rumors.
    No way the Jaguars trade Ramsey.
    They have him for three more years and don’t have to pay him yet……they need good performers who aren’t paid like it.
    There are none better than Ramsey.
    They will be cutting Malik Jackson,Tashaun Gipson….and maybe Marcel Dareus or Calais Campbell after this season.

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