Teams Offering First-Round Picks For Jalen Ramsey

No surprise here – there’s a ripe market for Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey. Teams are interested in trading for the disgruntled cornerback and they’re not low-balling Jacksonville with their trade offers.

One NFC team has offered up a 2020 first-round pick plus a fifth-round choice in 2021, Dianna Russini of ESPN.com hears (on Twitter). Meanwhile, an AFC team is pitching a first-round pick in 2020, plus an unknown player.

Tensions boiled between Ramsey and head coach Doug Marrone on Sunday and that could be the final straw to break the back of the safety’s relationship with the team. In recent years, Ramsey has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with members of the Jags’ brass, mostly as it pertains to his lack of contract talks. This time around, Ramsey’s beef extends to on-field matters. The Jaguars have asked one of the league’s best cover-men to play in a zone scheme, which doesn’t sit well with him.

Ramsey is under team control through the 2020 season, thanks to the fifth-year option the team exercised this spring. He won’t turn 25 until October, he’s still on a bargain deal for the time being, and he’s one of the very best defensive backs in the NFL. The Jaguars might not want him anymore, but plenty of other teams do.

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46 comments on “Teams Offering First-Round Picks For Jalen Ramsey

  1. JJB0811

    Funny how everyone hypes the draft, yet top 10-15 picks are traded well w/in their 1st contracts now for more top 10 picks! Losing teams lose. Simple as that.

      • JJB0811

        Those teams aren’t drafting in the top 10 and bailing open 1st round picks either.

  2. MajorLeague79

    A 1st rd pick for 1.5 years is a pretty steep price to pay on top of the huge contract it will require to resign him. Chiefs made a trade like this for Frank Clark so I wouldn’t be surprised to see them do it again if the Jaguars are willing to trade him within the AFC. Also a fun fact that Chiefs GM BRETT Veach has yet to make a 1st rd draft pick.

  3. JDGoat

    They’re gonna trade the star CB and side with the coach? Cmon this is dumb on their part.

      • wellyou'rewrong

        Yes agree with the 16-20 HC that doesnt know how to use them. Brilliant.

      • washington_bonercats

        Actually it’s extremely stupid to think Doug Marrone means more to thaf franchise than Ramsey does. It’s even more stupid considering Ramsey is right to be upset about how he’s being used

  4. wood3348

    I like how they know the offer but don’t know the other trade involved

  5. kaehlaone

    Seattle seems like a perfect fit from a scheme/need perspective but not sure they’d move their number one again for a veteran. I would…

    • warwhatisitgoodfor

      I hope the Hawks don’t do that…shoulda have just ponied up the first for Minkah if that was the case and enjoy the first round talent at 2nd round rookie contract prices for next 3 years versus 1.5 years and then him wanting 20 mil a year

    • kylewait89

      The Seahawks play a cover 3. Which is directly the issue Ramsey has as he wants to play as a man corner.

      • kaehlaone

        The Seahawk corners play an aggressive bump and run coverage which is what Ramsey excels at.

        • kylewait89

          It’s still a zone scheme. Not man coverage. There is a reason Sherman never followed receivers. He played bump and run zone.

  6. ruckus727

    Miami should use one of their many firsts to get him if they can extend him. Pairing him with X Howard would be a nice start to rebuilding a young D. Since you know they won’t hit on all those picks, use 1 or two on a sure fire thing.

    • kylewait89

      So trade away one young talented corner for another that they’ll have to pay? Really?

      • rkmarx

        While I agree with your general sentiment, your comment is off. It would be taking one young talented corner who didn’t want to be there for another young talented corner who would want to be there if he was paid a lot.

        • kylewait89

          Ramsey would not be happy in Miami just because he got paid. Matter of fact he’d probably more forcefully try to push his way out considering he got his money. If Antonio Brown just proved anything, it’s that guys don’t want to play for a loser.

      • ruckus727

        Minkah and Jalen are not is the same ballpark of talent. Jalen is elite. Minkah has potential. He may be elite someday but right now he has not gone that. Jalen is a premier cover corner.

  7. As soon as this season ends, he’s going to hold out for a huge contract. Bad move to give up a first rounder for less than a year of Ramsey unless you think you’re on the brink of a championship.

  8. Thronson5

    I really hope my 9ers get this guy. I don’t care if he does have a bad attitude, he would be a perfect fit and I feel he would take this defense to another level.

    • frank858

      Chargers aren’t known for paying a player the money he’ll be demanding, plus they’ll never give up 2 future 1st round picks for him which is the starting price. Sorry but I just don’t see it.

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