- Josina Anderson reports that the Rams and Ramsey have not discussed the parameters of a potential long-term extension, despite the significant compensation Los Angeles is parting with to acquire him.
Ramsey has confirmed the trade via his Twitter account:
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) October 15, 2019
The Rams just placed CB Aqib Talib on injured reserve, so they had a clear need at cornerback. They now get one of the game’s premier young cornerbacks to add to their secondary.
The Jaguars had said that they had no plans to deal Ramsey, even though he previously requested a trade out of Jacksonville. However, with Ramsey sitting on a weekly basis, there was an obvious to be made that moving him now for the right offer was probably their best option in the end.
It’s worth mentioning that Ramsey is dealing with a back injury and will need to pass a physical for the Rams to complete the trade.
Ramsey, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2016. He signed a four-year, $23.35 million contract and is set to make a base salary of $3.63 million in 2019.
The Jaguars picked up Ramsey’ fifth-year option that will cost them around $13 million for the 2020 season and will become fully guaranteed on the first day of 2020 league year.
In 2019, Ramsey has appeared in three games for the Jaguars and recorded 18 tackles, a forced fumble and one pass defense.