Report: Jaguars want two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey

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Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey said on Tuesday that he is focused on “being a good teammate while I’m still here” and the uncertainty at the end of that sentence comes from Ramsey’s agent requesting a trade on his client’s behalf.

Ramsey said he was happy to be part of the Jaguars, but the rest of his press conference left little doubt that his mind is on playing somewhere else sooner or later. If it’s going to be sooner, the Jaguars are going to have to find someone willing to pay their asking price.

Albert Breer of SI.com reports that asking price is currently two first-round picks. Dianna Russini of ESPN reports that the team has received offers of a first-round pick and other considerations from at least two teams, but it doesn’t appear that’s enough to get a deal done.

Ramsey and the Jaguars are set to play the Titans on Thursday and that may be soon for any deal to go down, but the last few weeks in the NFL have shown that it’s hard to rule anything out.

62 responses to “Report: Jaguars want two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey

  1. They should take the first round pick + more now and move on. Otherwise it just gets worse in the locker room as Jags season disintegrates , their leverage drops and he’s not as hot a commodity

  2. Then, this means they don’t want to trade him. If Ramsey really wants out, he needs to do it quietly so they can lower this price down.

    No one is going to take Tom Coughlin seriously with such a ridiculous price.

  3. Jon R says:
    September 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm
    Why would any team want to trade even *one* 1st-round pick for a locker room cancer?

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    And then watch him demand 14-16 mil per. Laughable.

  4. One first rd pick in John Schneider’s hands can be turned into two 2nds, a 3rd, a three 4ths. That’s how you build a contender. So if Jax wants 2 and then Ramsey wants 100 million contract….after helping his team miss the playoffs last season….this just doesn’t seem like a smart move for any team.

  5. Oh Boo Hoo, I dont like my team, the market I am in does not allow me to “blow up”. I want to go somewhere else, oh boo hoo. This from a guy who at least 3 times in the recent past, had to eat his words after he taunted some opponent and later got torched by them. Good luck getting 2 1’s for this sweetheart of an NFL player. Oh, wait, Redskins on line one, Snyder says “tell him we will pay him more than we paid for Archuletta, 3 1’s if they want it”

  6. Reminds me of the Earl Thomas trade demands by Seattle. The guy hated being there, was destined to leave, they had no interest in keeping him… yet demanded the moon and the stars as trade compensation. A few months later, he walks away scott free in the open market, Seattle gets zero compensation. That’s some impeccable logic right there. Tom Coughlin probably mastermind behind this one.

  7. The Jags don’t expect to get two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey.
    This is an (admittedly weak and transparent) attempt by management to buy some time with Ramsey while making it appear as though they made a legitimate effort to accommodate him, knowing full well the asking price is too high.
    They hope they can smooth things over and figure something out. More likely, he’ll make more noise, the Jags will fall out of contention sooner than later, and they’ll eventually trade him for much less.

  8. I’ll never get why fans don’t like players having the power to choose their destinations. When a person is at a job and wants to leave it, he applies to other jobs and goes about his business. Why can’t athletes do the same? The $$$ amount is reflective of the industry they’re in and all of them beat out millions of athletes to get to this point. The players deserve the same liberties as us common folks.

  9. He can just switch locker rooms on Thursday, but there’s no way in hell they are getting 2 firsts. Although Minkah got way over value (and Ramsey is arguably the best in the game), I still don’t see 2 firsts here

  10. If you wouldn’t trade for Jalen Ramsey, you’re telling on yourself. That’s why your not a general manager. If you need a top-level cornerback who isn’t even in the prime of his career, you’ll throw the house at Ramsey. Also, his teammates love him. There’s absolutely no validity to him benig a locker room cancer. Real nice guy off the field and a heckuva competitor.

  11. I have an idea for you JR. First just find the most oddball way in NFL history to get injured and not practice. Then, become so unhappy with your equipment that you are unable to practice or even show up to the team facility. Of course if all else fails, just call your coach or GM a cracker.

  12. WTH, the Pat’s have no class or morals and will have terrible 1st round picks, they might as well sign another a-hole!

  13. Nobody is going to give up two 1st round picks for a player they will also have to make the highest paid DB in league history. Not to mention his me first attitude.

  14. youngnoize says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:08 pm
    I’ll never get why fans don’t like players having the power to choose their destinations. When a person is at a job and wants to leave it, he applies to other jobs and goes about his business. Why can’t athletes do the same? The players deserve the same liberties as us common folks.
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    I love how you’re constantly telling the rest of us that pro athletes are different than “us common folks” and therefore our circumstances can’t be compared — when it suits your argument to do so — but when it doesn’t you’re front and center comparing them straight up with “us common folks.”
    PS: The difference between “us common folks” looking for another job or more money and a lot of pro athletes is that most of us aren’t under contract when we do, and we don’t do outrageous things in an attempt to force our employers to let us out of them.

  15. ariani1985 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm
    Ted Thompson is working the phones as we speak!

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    What’s it like living off the taxpayer?

  16. Lockport Lax says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    WTH, the Pat’s have no class or morals and will have terrible 1st round picks, they might as well sign another a-hole!
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    The “Patriot Way”.

  17. Dolphins have some extra 1st rounders.

    Maybe Coughlin can work a deal with NY for his boy Eli, a 1st rounder and some other pick like a 4th or so Ramsey. Ramsey is leaving so might as well try improve the take versus the compensatory 3rd round pick.

  18. Ramsey needs to hire some social media consultants and get busy being an unstable, loud-mouthed liability so we can get that price knocked down to something reasonable.

    Maybe even start having a serious problem with the cleats they want him to wear or something.

    Maybe even get him cut outright.

    You, know, go full Antonio on them.

  19. Most first round picks fizzle. Not sure why fans act as if they’re gold. A proven top 5 corner or a crapshoot? Seems pretty easy to me. I get the salary cap arguments, but just can’t get on board with the draft pick logic.

  20. I remember people mocking the Falcons for giving up so much draft capital to move up to get Julio Jones only to watch them make the SB with a real chance to win it. Two first rounders is not that of a price if you make the SB with Ramsey. Looking at you Chiefs.

  21. The players are not in the same situation as most folks. They have a pretty serious bunch taking care of them through their Union/Player’s Agreement folks. Most of us do not have anything like that working in our favor.

  22. allsyntax that’s not entirely true, Earl was on his last year of his deal, Ramsey wouldn’t be a free agent till 2021. Saying Seahawks got nothing is also not true, they got a 3rd comp pick… Before you give your 2 cents (now you’re broke) you should do a bit more research.

  23. It’s not that far out there. Khalil Mack is an elite defender at a prime position who required a new contract immediately, and he drew two first rounders. Ramsey is also an elite defender at a prime position but doesn’t require a new contract immediately.

    Ramsey’s locker room reputation makes it something other than apples to apples, but two first rounders isn’t outlandish. Maybe more realistically it would be two first rounders plus something to take the edge off like sending midround pick and/or a pick swap along with Ramsey

  24. hen, this means they don’t want to trade him. If Ramsey really wants out, he needs to do it quietly so they can lower this price down.

    No one is going to take Tom Coughlin seriously with such a ridiculous price.

    That’s the point genius.

  25. Lockport Lax says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    WTH, the Pat’s have no class or morals and will have terrible 1st round picks, they might as well sign another a-hole!
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    Are you saying you’d like the Pats to sign you??

  26. elvoid says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:04 pm
    “And a pony!!! Don’t forget the Pony!!!!!!”
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    LOL.. thank you for this.

  27. ariani1985 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm
    Ted Thompson is working the phones as we speak!
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    do you even watch football? I bet you think Peyton Manning still plays for the Colts too

  28. youngnoize says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:08 pm
    I’ll never get why fans don’t like players having the power to choose their destinations. When a person is at a job and wants to leave it, he applies to other jobs and goes about his business. Why can’t athletes do the same? The players deserve the same liberties as us common folks.
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    Were you born yesterday? Extremely naive. Us “common folk” typically work for our employers as ‘Employees At Will’. It means essentially that we can leave at any time we choose. Pro athletes and other other highly compensated employees are employed under written binding contracts which can have all manner of terms governing the agreement. Commonly there are clauses for buy-outs, length of term, termination, obligations of parties….on and on. There is virtually nothing comparable other than an employer pays monies to an employee.

  29. Regarding the Earl Thomas comment above, he LOVED playing in Seattle, it was a money thing with him. Also, Seattle will get a compensatory pick, probably a 3rd round selection.

  30. They might get 2 firsts. Fitzpatrick should be worth less, and a good deal was made for him.

    Carolina maybe goes after him to do what Josh Norman did for them. Washington might get him to replace Norman.

  31. As this issue with Ramsey arose rather suddenly, I don’t have a problem with the Jags asking for a lot in return atm. It isn’t like the guy has been on the trade block for weeks without a nibble. Pretty sure if the Jaguars don’t get their desired price, they’ll have plenty of suitors the first time they drop the price a little.

  32. Wow. Two firsts for a problematic corner? Only way a team does this is if they think they are one player away from Super Bowl. Good luck. Never hurts to ask for a lot though, I suspect they’ll settle for much less.

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