Latest On Jalen Ramsey, Jaguars

Jalen Ramsey has dominated NFL headlines over the past several weeks, and it seems his standoff with the Jaguars is no closer to a resolution. Jags owner Shad Khan refuses to have a player dictate how he runs his club, and he remains determined to retain Ramsey and rebuff all trade offers, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com writes.

Indeed, one source told Schefter that the Jags wouldn’t trade Ramsey for five first-round draft picks. We heard last week that the Jags rejected an offer of two first-rounders for Ramsey, and Schefter confirms as much. However, Schefter also says the team that made the offer wanted a second-round pick from the Jags to help offset the loss of so much draft capital, but the Jags weren’t interested in those terms.

One of the complicating factors in a potential trade is that, in addition to the premium draft picks that an acquiring team would have to give up, said team would also have to give Ramsey a massive contract extension. But Schefter says Ramsey would be willing to play for another team without having a contract extension in place, so at least an interested club wouldn’t have to negotiate with Ramsey and the Jaguars prior to completing a trade.

On the other hand, even if the Jaguars were interested in trading Ramsey, it’s unclear whether he could pass a physical due to the back injury that is keeping him out of a second straight game. Though plenty are skeptical about the severity of the injury, there appears to be at least some legitimate concern over it.

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13 comments on “Latest On Jalen Ramsey, Jaguars

  1. Boston2AZ

    “Schefter says Ramsey would be willing to play for another team without having a contract extension in place, so at least an interested club wouldn’t have to negotiate with Ramsey and the Jaguars prior to completing a trade.” But what team is going to give up that much to get him without the guarantee that he’s going to stay? So he gets traded, decides he doesn’t like it THERE either, and walks when his current contract is up?

    • Polish Hammer

      Not to mention he’s had one injury after the next that has kept him out of the lineup.

      • wellyou'rewrong

        “Injury”

        This is literally the only time in his college or NFL career he has missed actual game time.

          • wellyou'rewrong

            Again…”injury”

            He stubbed his toe and is using it as an excuse not to play for trash.

            Just stop

  2. mrmiyagi82

    I wouldn’t trade him. Make him finish out his contract and then franchise him. The fact that these guys bitch and complain because they’re unhappy is a joke. If he doesn’t want to play and choices to sit out, then he’ll get fined and lose money. I’m glad the owner is sending a message to him by saying we’re not trading you.

    • Appalachian_Outlaw

      Free him from what exactly?…

      He’s free to not play for the Jaguars any time he likes. All he has to do is submit his retirement paperwork into the NFL and walk away. Plenty of places are hiring.

  3. JJB0811

    Jags thinking: We’d rather lose both in the media perception and on the field than trade a player. Losing teams lose for these stances.

    • Appalachian_Outlaw

      Teams also lose when they cater to some of these diva-type players too, though. I personally don’t think the dude is worth the headaches he brings. However, the guy has a contract to play football for the Jacksonville Jaguars; and if they want him there, I applaud them for not giving in, and holding him to it.

    • norsehawk8

      Who says the Jags are losing in media perception? Media has been neutral about it. As far as public perception from the media goes… I’m no where near a Jags fan (Go ‘Hawks) but I applaud them standing up to Ramsey amd his manipulative bitching and refusing to let him dictate what happens. And I applaud some more.

    • mrpadre19

      Trading him if it isn’t in the teams best interest would set a horrible precedent for this franchise.
      You can’t let a player….any player dictate personnel decisions.
      Period.
      He’s only hurting himself now by making these demands and not playing.

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