Jalen Ramsey: No Discounts In Next Contract

     

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey mentioned in an Instagram Live video with teammate Leonard Fournette that he won’t be giving Jacksonville any discounts as part of a long-term deal.

“Next year, especially after I ball, they’re going to come to me ‘Hey, you know, we want to holler at you,” Ramsey said. “That number is going to be so ungodly. … They’re going to say, ‘Oh god, can’t we get a little discount, 20 percent off?’”

“I’m going to tell them last year you could have gotten that discount,” Ramsey added. “This year, (more head shakes). I’m going to need all of that.”

Earlier in the week, Ramsey mentioned that the Jaguars have told him that he’s not getting a contract extension this year. 

Ramsey has two years under contract with Jacksonville. The Jaguars exercised Ramsey’s fifth-year option earlier this offseason, which allows them to keep him through the 2020 season. 

Ramsey’ option should cost the Jaguars around $13 million for the 2020 season and will become fully guaranteed on the first day of 2020 league year.

Ramsey has been a cornerstone of the Jaguars defense since they drafted him in 2016, but there were reports last year the Jaguars were considering trading him. 

Ramsey previously said if the team didn’t open extension talks after the 2018 season, it would be an indication that the reports could be true.

Like I said, I’m going to let my agent and the front office handle that, but after what came out here, what was it five weeks ago or however many weeks ago it was, yeah I’m feeling like yeah, if y’all serious about that [a potential trade] not being real, then y’all need to make it happen,” Ramsey said, via ESPN.com. “If not, then maybe what came out five weeks ago will happen. We’ll see.”

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.

In 2018, Ramsey appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars and recorded 65 tackles, three interceptions and 13 pass defenses.

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