Jaguars owner expects Jalen Ramsey to play after “heart-to-heart”

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Jaguars owner Shad Khan had already said he had no plans to trade wantaway cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

But he told the financial website that he had a “heart-to-heart” talk with Ramsey this week, and that he expected him to play Sunday against the Saints.

“Well, I think he’s going to be playing this week,” Khan said. “It’s something, you have to balance what’s good for the team with what the individual maybe wishes it might be. And I think we’ll be able to kind of formalize it here. . . .

“I met him a couple of days ago, had a heart-to-heart, and I think we’ll be able to come to whatever makes sense for all.”

Ramsey has missed the last two games, after an unmet trade demand triggered a bout of flu and back problems which required a visit to a Houston specialist last week.

Khan was also asked if he’d trade Ramsey for five first-round picks, and he laughed and replied: “Do you understand value? Then I think you already know the answer.”

So there is a price. It just hasn’t been met yet. And Ramsey’s apparently going to return to action, unless there’s a malaria outbreak or something.

33 responses to “Jaguars owner expects Jalen Ramsey to play after “heart-to-heart”

  1. Khan was also asked if he’d trade Ramsey for five first-round picks, and he laughed and replied: “Do you understand value? Then I think you already know the answer.”

    So there is a price.
    There a price for everybody and guess what, 5 first round picks will get you whoever you want when you want him.

  2. He doesn’t want to be there. Trade the guy – get what you can (which could be a lot) – and move on. No one player (certainly not a CB) is worth this much headache.

  3. I wonder if he had milk and cookies for Jalen at the meeting. Something tells me trying to reason with Ramsey is futile.

  4. Friend of mine got hired to produce ALL of the music for Khan’s new wrestling company called AEW (All Elite Wrestling). He said he’s never had a better boss in his life. I’m sure he approaches his football players the same way.

  5. Not sure why he would cave to this owner. The guy is arrogant and acts like he owns Ramsey. He’ll be long gone when he hits free agency and Kahn call marvel at his compensatory 3rd round pick.

  6. I’m guessing the end of that meeting went something like this:

    Khan: “So Jalen, you’re going to play this week or we’re going to fine the crap out of you.”
    Jalen: “See you Sunday Boss!”

  7. But why will Jalen stick around after this year? Haven’t the Jags effectively guaranteed this is his last year in Jax? They have zero trade value next year, if so, unless he’s franchised, right?

  8. redlikethepig says:
    October 10, 2019 at 11:41 am
    Sensitive millennials need cuddles.


    ….and continual, positive affirmation

  9. another owner playing manager. ask Stephen Ross for advice or have Jalen speak to Ross. bring in Daniel Snider.

  10. They picked up his 5th year option (as a #1 pick) which is next year and then they can tag him twice (but they won’t) for 2 more years after that.

    The Jags have a decent team and everyone is on the Minshew train. There was hope that they could sneak into a playoff spot but Ramsey has put a damper on the whole season. It’s all about him- as soon as Minshew started to get all the attention he reacted and diverted most of it back to himself. The sooner he’s gone the better.

  11. I’m not really sure why people are saying “Do your Job”

    Jalen has been one of the best corners since he was drafted, I’d say that means he is doing his job! If he wasn’t he would be gone……..and no one would offer 2 first round picks if he was JAG.

    The fact 2 first round picks were offered means he has value!

    It only confirms what he is saying to the team, he has value and feels he should be paid!

    If the teams chooses to not pay a player who has earned that contract don’t blame the player, all it takes is one injury and he can’t make that contract. He has a right to be paid for his skills. Just like any of us do at our jobs.

  12. He’s a quitter. He’s pulling the same selfish crap Antonio brown was doing. Suspend him for the remainder of the season, then franchise tag him. If he continues to be a selfish immature diva and quits on the team, suspend him again for the remainder of the season. Then franchise tag him again. If keeps being Antonio brown 2.0, suspend him again for the whole year again. Three years of no football will humble him quik and it will be the end of his career. Nobody will want to sign him after all that. Good riddance.

  13. I think the owner realizes guys like Jalen Ramsey don’t come along too often, and guys like Doug Marrone and Tom Coughlin are much easier to replace. I wouldn’t be opposed to firing the entire front office and bringing in Jay Gruden.

  14. mrbigchestbrown says: Khan is one of the most underrated Owners in the league


    Not underrated by Forbes! He has turned a $700 million investment in the Jags into a $2.2 billion franchise in 7 years

  15. I’m putting my money on Ramsey finding some other reason not to play. Kahn got played. He just got B.S. tossed at him. We’ll see if I’m right on Sunday.

  16. “all it takes is one injury and he can’t make that contract.”

    Just like every other ballplayer in the NFL.

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