Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey Still Wants Trade

If you’re playing hookie from work today, you’re not alone. Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey says he will not practice today, or perhaps anytime this week, due to having the flu, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The Pro Bowler, he hears, still wants a trade, though the Jaguars still want to keep him. 

Things seemed to be trending in a positive direction late last week – Jags owner Shad Khan reportedly is willing to make Ramsey the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL and the team has made an effort to smooth things over with the soon-to-be 25-year-old. However, things haven’t changed on the other side of the table. Ramsey still wants to be elsewhere, even after helping his team to a Thursday night win over the Titans.

The Chiefs, some say, will make a strong push for Ramsey. They won’t be alone – nearly every team in the league wants to acquire the superstar defender.

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27 comments on “Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey Still Wants Trade

  1. UpUpnHeaHea

    Did I miss something ? How did Ramsey help his team beat the Jaguar’s ??

  2. mlevon24

    Welcome to the new era of the crybaby where if a player doesn’t get what he wants, he cries about it and then throws a tantrum.

      • Steven Juris

        Sorry but most smart people don’t like being slaves to billionaires. Apparently dumb white folk like that. Must be something that their preachers teach them in church. Something like be happy donating your hard earned money so I can buy a big house and hopefully you will enjoy living in a gutter. Hoping that Russia will treat you well.

        • Begamin

          Guess only white people go to church. Weird how the first sentence of this comment is agreeable and the rest is just utter drivel.

  3. letmeclearmythroat74

    Him , LB, AB are all setting the tone for today’s NFL. I wouldn’t trade him , I’d bench him until he keeps his mouth shut and plays ball. The sense of entitlement from this generation of players is insane. I know the majority are not like this but this type of attitude is getting more and more common.

    • Vedder80

      If the league wants players to honor their contracts when they out perform them the. the league is going to have to make them guaranteed, But they won’t do that due to injury concerns. Which is the same reason players will hold out when they are outperforming their contracts. It has nothing to do with entitlement.

      • MC Tim C

        Even if they make contracts fully guaranteed it’s not going to stop malcontents like Ramsey from sitting out.

        • I give no fox

          Based on what is that exactly? Look at all the holdouts in the nba and mlb over contracts? You see trade requests but none of these guys will sit out and forfeit their money. In the nfl the holdout is usually tied to wanting more guaranteed money, if the money is already guaranteed then that would lead you to believe the holdouts would cease. But hey, that’s just using logic instead of bitter fan rationale.

          • rocky7

            If you make entire contracts guaranteed, all you’ll do is encourage a player to “play to his contract” until his final year just like you see all the time in both MLB and NBA where the last year of a contract is nothing more than playing for the next contract and locking in the future.

          • Begamin

            Youre right, you dont really see player holdouts in the MLB like you do in the NFL. The Steelers wanted to run LeVeon into the ground and ruin his value before they ever had to pay him his worth. Cant blame someone who sees that the company they work for is taking advantage of them instead of working with them on more fair terms.

      • KCChiefs3485

        Just make all the pay performance based. No guarantees no base pay. Everything you are required to do during the game has a dollar amount attached to it.

        No contracts either, all of the players are re-drafted every year like fantasy.

        Ok, I am going to go back to work now.

      • Appalachian_Outlaw

        Antonio Brown had a ton of guaranteed money in his deal, and he didn’t honor it. He never even saw the field to attempt to outperform it either before he worked to orchestrate his release. I’m not sure it’s as easy as simply saying guarantee the money and these types of guys are going to be happy.

        Ramsey just seems unhappy with his situation in Jacksonville. Personally I don’t see where he’s worth the headache, I’d just go ahead and trade him. If you’re going to guarantee all the money though in deals, there needs to be steeper penalties for holdouts so the league doesn’t turn into the NBA.

      • Gus Leggett

        It has everything to do with entitlement. Do players refuse monies when they don’t live up to their contract. I honestly have yet to see a single professional athlete live up to their contract in the past 30-40+ years. KCChiefs down below has it right, all should be based on performance and bonuses.

    • washington_bonercats

      Sense of entitlement? For the players risking health to entertain the masses? They’re entitled. Ask the Steelers if they wish they had handle the Bell situation better. James Connor has disappeared and now the franchise is stuck. Blame ownership for trying to be dictators instead of team managers.

  4. mgrap84

    I think with him its not going to be about the money. I think its simply he doesn’t want to play for them. He doesn’t like the personnel in the front office or the head coach. Im not saying he doesn’t want money because he does and will take the money, but not until he is traded. He simply just has no interest in staying in J-ville. Why keep a player like that? Trade him now while healthy before something happens and you end up not getting much for him. Trade him before he becomes a FA and he walks and you get nothing.

  5. Tazza

    Just let Ramsey leave for a really good package. The jags already have AJ Bouye at CB. The longer you keep someone who doesn’t want to be there the longer you will have issues and distractions.
    The team is in a win now mode with Foles, Fournette, Bouye, Campbell, Allen, Ngakoue and a good group of receivers.
    I’d think getting in a good lineman like Trent Williams, a first and a third would be a good return.

  6. d0msuperb

    Let him sit and then fine him. Deal with the NFLPA later. This stops now! This is not the tail wagging the dog. Do your job. You signed a contract. You don’t want to play? Retire. Do not trade this malcontent.

  7. Treyphilly@89

    Trade the man and i like this generation because they take no bs…

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