Latest On Jalen Ramsey, Jaguars

Although the sideline argument with Doug Marrone served as the most visible part of this Jalen Ramsey trade saga, the All-Pro cornerback said the Jaguars’ front office prompted him to seek a trade.

During an appearance on Uninterrupted’s “17 Weeks” podcast with Nate Burleson, Ramsey said he chalked up the issue with Marrone to heat-of-the-moment matters that can happen. But Ramsey indicated comments from Jacksonville front office brass in a recent meeting did not sit well with him.

Some disrespectful things were said on their end that made me definitely walk out and call my agent as soon as I walked out,” Ramsey said during the podcast (h/t BigCatCountry.com). “I said, ‘It is time. My time is up here in Jacksonville. I want to ask for a trade.’

“… It was more about the front office and the organization. I called my agent after the game.”

He said the trade request had been “building over a little bit of time.” Over the summer, a report emerged indicating the Jags would not negotiate an extension with Ramsey this year. The two-time Pro Bowler indicated he would not give the team a hometown discount. Two seasons remain on the 2016 first-rounder’s contract. GM Dave Caldwell oversaw the decision to draft Ramsey at No. 5 overall in 2016. Jags executive VP Tom Coughlin was not yet with the franchise when that happened.

Ramsey is active for the Jaguars against the Titans tonight but expects to be traded before Week 4. Nearly the entire league has entered this pursuit, to some degree, with the Chiefs, Eagles, Seahawks, Vikings, Ravens and Raiders mentioned as the most interested suitors at this point. A trade could come as soon as Friday, and a deal may require a team to unload two first-round picks.

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  1. Z-A

    Plot twist: Jags trade a 1st round pick and Nick Foles for Derek Carr. Extend Jalen Ramsey, make him the highest paid DB. Jags trade Cam Robinson and a 2021 1st for Trent Williams, make him the highest paid LT.

    Spoiler: Jags beat Patriots in AFC Championship game.

    (cocaine’s a hell of a drug)

  2. kroeg49

    Jacksonville is foolish to play Ramsey. If he gets injured, who’s going to trade for him??

  3. Two first rounders for a cornerback with 1.5 years left on his rookie deal is a great way to cripple your team for the next three years. Ramsey has a performance value of say 1.25 first round players (Saquon Barkley or Caron Wentz having a 2.25 value of first round players, due to position and level of talent). Plus you are giving up 3 x 2 (six years) of $10 million/year salary cap value (averaging in the fifth year option) for a total of $60 million in lost salary cap.

    Ramsey is fool’s gold. If a team is not making a hard run this year and is severely short-handed at DB, it’s about this stupidest trade possible.

  4. Tazza

    Jalen Ramsey and Will Richardson for Trent Williams, Colt McCoy, first and a fifth pick

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