Jaguars Won’t Extend Jalen Ramsey This Year

The Jaguars informed Jalen Ramsey‘s agent that they will not negotiate an extension with him this year, according to the cornerback (Twitter link via John Reid of the Florida Times Union). Despite the hiccups, Ramsey was in attendance for the start of the club’s mandatory minicamp, unlike teammate Yannick Ngakoue who is in a similar boat. 

[RELATED: Yannick Ngakoue To Skip Minicamp]

Ramsey was asked if the team declined to discuss an extension because of the team’s cap situation and he was unsympathetic to those potential constraints. “The money’s always there,” Ramsey told reporters.

Last year, the 24-year-old (25 in October) tallied 65 total tackles and three interceptions en route to a second career Pro Bowl nod. He had similar numbers in 2017, leading him to a First-Team All-Pro nod.

However, he has clashed with team brass in the past and has been vocal about his desire for an extension, so that could be cause for pause in Jacksonville. In February, the Jaguars picked up Ramsey’s fifth-year option, tying him to the club through the 2020 season. Beyond that, the Jaguars can theoretically keep Ramsey away from the open market via the franchise tag.

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7 comments on “Jaguars Won’t Extend Jalen Ramsey This Year

  1. goldenmisfit

    Jaguars have no need to do so because of the franchise tag. This is ridiculous when the CBA is up the players union need to get rid of that franchise tag crap.

    • ziggy13

      problem is the players union typically doesn’t focus on it because it affects such a small percentage of its members. every issue they look to gain on involves them having to give something the owners want so as tiring as it is, I wont be shocked if nothing changes with the tag besides maybe some tweaks

  2. That defense fell off last year. It could get much worse without Jalen. Trade him or pay him.

  3. Ironman_4life

    The moral of the story is told in the picture. Damn son you just got burned by Travis Kelce

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