Jalen Ramsey is ready to talk contract with Jaguars

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The Jaguars were quick to shoot down rumors that they were interested in moving cornerback Jalen Ramsey before this year’s trade deadline.

So if they’re serious about keeping him, Ramsey wants to see it expressed in numbers.

Via Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com, Ramsey said he doesn’t know where he stands with the organization, but if they want to put his mind at ease he’s ready to start talking about his next contract.

“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. “If not, then maybe what came out five weeks ago will happen. We’ll see.”

Ramsey has one year left on his rookie deal plus the club option for 2020, and they could always franchise tag him after that. But they could extend him after this season, and he’s clearly ready to see what they think.

37 responses to “Jalen Ramsey is ready to talk contract with Jaguars

  1. Here we go. This one is going to be messy. Jags can keep him next year on the 4th year of his rookie contract and then renew him for the 5th year (their option solely) since he was a first rounder, then franchise tag him for his 6th year (albeit at big dollars but look at the average of the 6 years).

    If it goes this way, he will become an all time locker room cancer IMO.

  2. He hasn’t earned an extension. While he flashes incredible talent, he has not shown to be a leader, and quite the opposite actually. He has also not been consistent in his play. If I am the Jags, I shop him to Oakland for one of their 1st and 2nd round picks. There is no need to break the bank on a position that isn’t considered premium in today’s NFL.

  3. Like I said, at the end of the day, it’s funny, it’s crazy. Four items that are spoken in 95% of today’s athletes. I’m starting to question our educational system.

  4. Sorry Jalen, but the Jags have no reason to give you an extension at this time–your current deal gives them your rights for two years at their option.

    Just because they said they weren’t going to trade you doesn’t mean or even imply they want to give you a new deal now. That’s basic logic.

  5. totally Agree with robigd above… Oakland would jump at the chance to get this kid for 3 years at the base rookie salary….. and in return the Jags get a QB……early 1st round.

  6. looks like hes starting to become what he called josh allen. everybody says hes great, but i just dont see it. hes beaten wayyy too regularly to have a team say to themselves, “we cant let him get away well regret it” i honestly think hes an ok player, but not worth paying simply because hes not about the team. when they lost, didnt he say, its not my fault, they ran the ball? chump.

  7. Comrade Trump says:
    December 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    Like I said, at the end of the day, it’s funny, it’s crazy. Four items that are spoken in 95% of today’s athletes. I’m starting to question our educational system

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    what could be wrong with the school system? according to the media, non college educated white men voting for trump is what the problem is with our world. the school system is filled with the most educated people in the world. it should be running smoothly, shouldnt it? progressives are filled with criticism, but have you ever seen them solve any issues or just infight and insult others?

  8. They can run the string on him for the 6 years, let him walk for nothing and still come out ahead.

  9. They should bring him into the meeting and just play a highlight reel of him getting smoked this year, then ask him how much he think he deserves.

  10. Everyone talking here obviously doesn’t watch Jalen play every week. That’s fine. I wouldn’t watch the Jags if they weren’t my team. That being said, he is absolutely a top corner. He routinely shuts down the top WR for each team. He has had a couple of broken coverages this year, but that has been super common throughout the whole D. D coordinator needs to go for that one. Jalen’s big problem is maturity. I think he’ll get a year to prove that he’s done with the immature stuff…as entertaining as it is.

  11. Gotta just tag him once after the 2020 option year and let him go. He’ll be 27 at that point and many corners only have 1 or 2 high level years left at that age.

  12. So basically this guy is going to yap and be a distraction all the way to the finish line. The thing is, when (not if) he gets his new contract, and regardless as to whether thats the jags or somebody else, he is going to last only half that contract before he starts yapping for the one after that.

  13. Ramsey is an absolute stud, and perhaps the top DB in the NFL. He’s worth as much as the top CB. But he’s still under contract for next year, and the club has an option for the following year. I just don’t understand. If you don’t like your contract, fire your agent. If you don’t like the agreement your union made for you guys, fire your union reps. The Jags look like they’re honoring their end of the bargain. Just play hard and keep your mouth shut and I believe the Jags will make you a very wealthy man. If not, somebody else will. Either way, just zip it and play. You have HOF potential. And don’t negotiate through the media. The public loves their football players, and generally take their side of the argument. But when players start talking money, the hard working fans can’t relate to that.

  14. robigd says:
    December 13, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    He hasn’t earned an extension. While he flashes incredible talent, he has not shown to be a leader, and quite the opposite actually. He has also not been consistent in his play. If I am the Jags, I shop him to Oakland for one of their 1st and 2nd round picks.

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    Our 2nd round pick is at the top of the draft. So you’re not getting that one. But we could do our first round pick acquired from da Bears and our 4th round pick. Our 4th is close to the top of the draft as well so it’s like getting a late 3rd.

  15. nfcleast says:
    December 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    PFF has Jalen Ramsey as the 27th ranked corner with a 73.1 grade on the season.

    Hard pass.

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    Yah, I have noticed that. I hear how great he is and I do see some amazing coverages on replays, coverages so good that very few CBs ever could have done them. But then I look at how the numbers add up and he doesnt score out that well. I dont habitually watch Jags games so I dont get to see all his play, but it does smack of an amazingly talented player thats not turning all that into too much of a game difference.

  16. Not a chance he finishes his rookie deal with the option and gets franchised. Like razzlejag said, this guy will be an absolute cancer in the locker room if that plays out. If you are sold pay him now, if not I’d play out one more year and trade him.

  17. All I know about this clown is from what talking he does.

    I’m so impressed that I still am asking what a Jayleen Ramsee is!

  18. i know players want to get paid-rightfully so- ramsey is no different but can’t contract talks wait until the jaguars season is officially over?

  19. I’m old school, man. I wouldn’t give him a penny. But it is like anything else when it comes to the salary cap; how much does Jacksonville value the corner position. Because there are only two schools of thought when it comes to giving a corner/pass rusher a contract. And that is; is the coverage the reason for the sacks (QB holding the ball) or is the pass rush the reason for the great coverage (Rush forcing the ball out quick). So it depends on how that plays out between the Coughlin and them (salary management people) before they even get to the table with Ramsey and his reps.

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