Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey asks to be traded
Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey reportedly wants a trade out of Jacksonville.
Several sources, including Pro Football Talk and ESPN.com, have reported that Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade from the team. The news comes a day after Ramsey and head coach Doug Marrone had a verbal altercation on the sideline during the first half of the 13-12 loss to the Houston Texans.
As Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk wrote, Ramsey’s agent contacted the Jaguars front office on Sunday, asking for the former 2016 first-round draft pick’s request to be moved to another team. Ramsey told the media during mandatory minicamp that he was told by management he would not be offered a new contract this season.
The Jaguars announced prior to the first night of the NFL Draft in April that the organization was picking up Ramsey’s fifth-year option that will pay him $13.7 million in 2020. This season, in the final year of his rookie deal, Ramsey is making a base salary of $3,634,227.
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Jalen Ramsey is a two-time Pro Bowl player in both 2017 and 2018 and was a first-team All-Pro in 2017, the year the Jaguars made it to the AFC title game before losing to the New England Patriots.
Several sources are also reporting there have been teams that have already inquired about what it would take to secure Ramsey’s services.
Schefter, who has been reporting the news of the request by Ramsey’s agent, said he has been told by at least one source that the Jaguars are asking teams for at least one first-round pick in return Ramsey, but are also seeking more than that in return.
Jalen Ramsey showed his displeasure for the Marrone deciding not to challenge a reception by Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter of Sunday’s game. Ramsey was visibly upset as he came off the field said something to the coach and stormed to the bench. Marrone walked over to Ramsey, more words were exchanged between the two. Players had to get in the middle of the heated discussion.
This is not the first time Ramsey has been linked to controversy as a member of the Jaguars.
"Per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, “He and fellow defensive backs Tashaun Gipson and Davon House were unhappy with the way they were used during the 2016 season. Ramsey, who was a rookie that year, and Gipson complained of being limited by the scheme and Ramsey also advocated a clean sweep of the defensive coaching staff.”"
When Marrone spoke to the media on Monday afternoon, he said there would not be any suspension of Ramsey for the actions from Sunday’s game.
"“Those things, they happen all the time,” Marrone said. “They really do. I think now they’re a little bit more publicized but ever since I played there’s always stuff that goes on during the course of the game.”"