Former Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey comes home: 3 trade proposals

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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You have probably heard that second parts aren’t as good as the original but Shrek 2 and The Two Towers prove that’s not always the case. This is why the Jacksonville Jaguars should consider bringing All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey home despite the fact that their sting together didn’t finish on a high note.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that executives around the league believe the Los Angeles Rams could put Ramsey on the trade block. The three-time All-Pro cornerback is set to have a cap hit of $25 million in 2023 and trading or releasing him would create $24 million in dead cap with only $600 in cap savings, so it wouldn’t make much sense to move on from him. On the other hand, they could use the post-June designation and split the amount in two.

Ramsey is still among the top corners in the league and the Jags will most likely part ways with Shaquill Griffin, so they should give a potential reunion at least a thought. After all, the former Florida Seminole would round out a solid group that already includes Tyson Campbell and Darious Williams.

You could argue that Ramsey left Jacksonville on bad terms. Not suiting up in 2019 to send a message because he wanted a new contract wasn’t the best business decision and he might have rubbed teammates the wrong way. However, his dispute was mainly with the front office, not the coaching staff. Moreover, you won’t see players complain about him publicly, which would be the case if he were a bad sport.

So how could the Jaguars land Ramsey? Here are three potential trade offers.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars trade proposal for Jalen Ramsey – Draft picks

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses with Jaguars fans during the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday, April 25, 2019 (Imagn Images photo pool) /

The easiest path is to straight up send a few draft picks to Los Angeles. Back when the Jags traded Jalen Ramsey to the Rams, they got two first-round picks. That won’t likely be the asking price this time around though when you take consider that whoever trades for him has to also take on his contract.

Two third-round picks seem reasonable. The Jaguars could give Los Angeles one this year and one next year. Also, they could add a sixth or seventh-round pick to seal the deal.