Ramsey revealed his agent has started negotiations with the Rams on a new deal. He’s entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2020.
“The Rams know where I stand, they’ve been in contact with my agent, they know what’s up,” Ramsey said.
Ramsey is playing out the fifth-year option on his contract, which the Jaguars picked up before trading him to Los Angeles last year. Rams GM Les Snead said at the NFL Combine in February that there was no timetable on an extension for Ramsey.
However, it would be tough for the Rams to allow him to walk in 2021 after trading a huge haul, including two first-round picks, to Jacksonville at the deadline last year.
Back in October of last year, Ramsey reportedly promised Los Angeles that he would not hold out in 2020 even if the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement.
However, if the two sides can’t reach a long-term deal and the Rams use the franchise tag on Ramsey, all bets are off and he could hold out at that point.
Ramsey, 25, 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’s fifth-year option that will cost them around $13 million for the 2020 season before trading him to the Rams last year for two first-round picks and a fourth-round selection.
In 2019, Ramsey appeared in 12 games for the Jaguars and Rams and recorded 50 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles and five passes defended.
We’ll have more regarding Ramsey as the news is available.