Jaguars owner says team has no plans to trade Jalen Ramsey

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The Jaguars have not plans to trade cornerback Jalen Ramsey, owner Shad Khan said Wednesday.

Ramsey requested a trade after a Week Two game against the Texans, but the Jaguars reportedly have turned down two first-round draft picks for him.

“Obviously, football is a team sport, and I’m sensitive to what individual insight or viewpoint or requests [there] might be,” Khan told Mark Long of the Associated Press. “But we have to do the right thing for the team. We value the values Jalen adds to us, to the Jaguars. I think we value him highly. We’re still looking at what is the right thing for the Jaguars, and I think right now the best thing is to have him be part of the team.”

Ramsey had a heated exchange with coach Doug Marrone on the sideline during the Sept. 15 loss to the Texans. Afterward, he met with vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin, which elicited the trade request.

Ramsey said on a podcast a few days later that “some disrespectful things were said on their end that made me definitely walk out and call my agent.”

The team wants to repair the relationship, and to that end, Khan said he has met with Ramsey.

“I think my relationship with him is pretty good,” Khan told Long. “This is not a request from me or a viewpoint from me. I have no issue, obviously. I’d love for him to be part of the Jaguars.”

Ramsey, under contract through the 2020 season, missed his fifth consecutive practice Wednesday. He missed one for the flu, two for a back injury and two for the birth of his second child.

He flew to Denver but did not play against the Broncos on Sunday, the first game he has missed in four seasons. The Jaguars won anyway, and now, with a 2-2 record, they are tied with the other three teams in the AFC South.

“Obviously, we’re turning the season around, and I think he can help the team,” Khan said.

33 responses to “Jaguars owner says team has no plans to trade Jalen Ramsey

  1. Bench him for the rest of the year.

    That would be the ultimate screw you and your demands to him.

    At my job if I was mad at something the vice president said and acted like he did, I would be shown the door pretty quick. Welcome to real life.

  2. Which translates to we are just waiting to see how desperate teams offers get.

    Which will translate into teams looking elsewhere and they never get anything for him.

    He’s not playing anytime soon with that back “issue”.

  3. Dear Howie, Miami is having a firesale, while Howard is no Ramsey he’s going to cost a lot cheaper and fits Schwartz’s system. Ramsey is an awesome talent, and with uncle Rico keeping the Jags relevant Shad won’t let Jalen go. Best to look elsewhere without mortgaging the future.

  4. Well, he is apparently dealing with a significant back injury so who would trade for him while he’s injured anyway…

  5. You won’t pay him but you won’t trade him? I realize he’s still under his rookie contract, but you don’t string along the guy who is arguably your best player. Gurley, Darnold, Elliott, Wentz, Goff … franchise players that were extended long before their rookie contract was up. Just freakin’ pay the man.

  6. Turned down 2 first-round picks, huh?
    Well, not all first-round picks are equal but still, gotta wonder if anyone would make that offer today.

  7. Ramsey is out again this week and if he misses the following week things will start to heat up on the trade front. At some point reality will sink in and the Jags will fold up like a cheap suit.

  8. Khan is a billionaire, he probably has Ramsey’s contract money in his couch. He’ll let that dude stand on the sideline and depreciate for two years as the NFL passes him by.

  9. vancouversportsbro says:
    October 2, 2019 at 9:54 pm
    Bench him for the rest of the year.
    That would be the ultimate screw you and your demands to him.
    At my job if I was mad at something the vice president said and acted like he did, I would be shown the door pretty quick. Welcome to real life.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    That says more about how much your company values you than real life.

  10. Why would you insist on keeping a guy who has made it clear that he doesn’t want to play for your team. Makes no sense. Get what you can and move on

  11. Jaguars are a dumpster 🔥. If a player wants out and is not going to end up resigning with the team when his rookie deal is up why not recoup a couple first round picks in exchange.

  12. It’s still hard for me to buy the story that Ramsey is sick/injured. If so, it’s the worst timing in the history of professional sports. But here’s the thing, if Ramsey really is injured, why doesn’t he just address the issue head on. Come right out and say, “Look, I know how this looks, but I love the game and would never intentionally let my teammates down by skipping on. I have requested a trade, but until that time I”m going to bust my ass on the field.” Why not just say that and at least have it out there.

  13. The team owner is a shrewd businessman. He is not going to go out and badmouth Ramsey to the media. What kind of leverage would the team have if all the other 31 teams know for certain that the jaguars have officially moved on from Ramsey.
    Ramsey has acted like a petulant child against the interests of the team. His disrespectful behavior against the coaching staff and teammates is a clear indication that he is a “Me first” guy. I predict that he will be on another team soon. The Jags are just trying to maximize the trade value by giving the illusion that they still want him on the team.
    He will be a free agent next season. They will be complete fools if they don’t trade him and get some draft picks for him.

  14. He’s waiting on a call from the Raiders with an offer of all their picks in the next draft LOL!

  15. @vancouversportsbro says:
    October 2, 2019 at 9:54 pm
    At my job if I was mad at something the vice president said and acted like he did, I would be shown the door pretty quick. Welcome to real life.
    ========
    For the umpteenth time, your job does not compare. I’m imposing sanctions on anyone that equates their job to an NFL player. STOP IT!

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