Jalen Ramsey, Rams agree on five-year extension

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Add Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the list of players getting their contract extensions done before the start of the regular season.

Ramsey and the Rams have been talking about a deal for some time and the Rams announced that it was done on Wednesday morning.

The team announced that it is a five-year deal and multiple reports peg the extension as being worth $105 million with $71.2 million guaranteed at signing.

The deal comes shortly after Tre'Davious White set a new bar for cornerback contract and ends White’s stay at the top of the heap. Ramsey’s $21 million average annual salary is also the highest for any defensive back in league history.

Getting the contract done should allow the Rams to drop back below the salary cap. They were $400,000 over the limit and had until Wednesday afternoon to rectify the situation.

43 responses to “Jalen Ramsey, Rams agree on five-year extension

  1. Well worth it. Top 3 corner in his prime for all of those years. Need talent in the secondary with all that receiving talent in the west. Now on to Kupp and (hopefully) JJ

  2. Day by day Gilmore’s deal with the Pats @13 mil/year looks like a steal. Unlike Earl Thomas or some other guys he very likely will play out his deal without making a fuss and then leave for some other team.

  3. He wasn’t able to help them last year. Trading away draft picks for high salaried stars is a formula that might work on Madden, but it hasn’t worked for the Rams.

  4. At least they didn’t spend 2 first round picks for a 1 year rental. Big year for McVay and the Rams to prove themselves.

  5. In other news….the Rams signed their other 49 players for the vet minimum and they’re still over the cap.

  6. Hopefully he’ll be happy with the contract for its entire length.
    Otherwise he might get “injured” again.

  7. The only part of Jalen worth $21 mil a year is his mouth. His feet and hands sure haven’t shown he is worth that much yet.

  8. What’s wrong with Jalens character? When did he get in trouble? Guy has been a shutdown corner since he entered the league and teams refuse to throw to his side. Well worth the money.

  9. You now have three (Donald, Goff, Ramsey) expensive veterans, a projected shrinking cap for next year, and need to sign Kupp and who knows who else PLUS have limited draft choices and questionable depth. This has the makings of a disaster!

  10. I dont how locker rooms can co-exist when the guy across from you is making 80 million more than you.

  11. They do because envy/jealousy will get you sent packing.if a player wants to make Jalen Ramsey money, they need to play like Jalen Ramsey.

  12. This coming from the team that’s paying Jared Goff an average of 34.5 million a year, so not surprising…

  13. Trading draft picks for the right to pay a player market value almost never works out to a net gain. It’s like losing draft picks to sign a free agent.

    The most successful one I can think of is probably Khalil Mack and it’s debatable whether the Bears were actually on the right side of that one. Laremy Tunsil is still open for debate. Antonio Brown blew up immediately. Going years back the Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin and gave him a market deal and he flopped. The Vikings got it right in the Ngouke trade — they gave up draft picks to get a player *below* market value.

    In a league where everyone has the same amount to spend on players, the name of the game is getting players who provide more value than they cost. Asking anyone to outperform the value of two first-round picks plus $21M in cap space is just far too big of an ask.

  14. youngnoize says:
    September 9, 2020 at 11:03 am
    What’s wrong with Jalens character? When did he get in trouble? Guy has been a shutdown corner since he entered the league and teams refuse to throw to his side. Well worth the money.
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    Ramsey shutdown no one last year. He gave up big plays all season. Jimmy G sure liked throwing at him all game long.

  15. Yikes. Good player but they have their financial situation all messed up.

    Funny the Ravens took Peters and turned him into a star, and their entire corner group probably makes less than Ramsey yet their defense actually makes a difference and plays great.

  16. Now that you paid him get ready for more blame towards other DBs when he blows coverage against anyone. Look at the 49ers game and see what im talking about.

  17. youngnoize says:
    September 9, 2020 at 11:03 am
    What’s wrong with Jalens character? When did he get in trouble? Guy has been a shutdown corner since he entered the league and teams refuse to throw to his side. Well worth the money.
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    Fans don’t like Ramsey because he talks too much and because he held out. He is hands down a top corner in this league and deserves to be paid as such. Just because Gilmore left millions on the table to sign a below market deal with the Pats and possibly win a championship doesn’t mean every other CB should do the same. Good for Jalen – he played his butt off and earned that big contract.

  18. After what he pulled with the Jags I wouldn’t give him $2. The Rams will find out soon enough how big of a headache this guy is when they start losing…and don’t be fooled, they’ll be lucky to win six games. Once they start losing Ramsey will have another phantom back injury.

  19. “I dont how locker rooms can co-exist when the guy across from you is making 80 million more than you.”
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    The same way every American business environment has always existed with people making different amounts of money.

  20. Rams cementing their record at 8-8 for the foreseeable future. They have some serious talent at a few spots. But with this contracts they can’t field a competitive team at other spots. They have zero depth. Good luck in the NFC West.

  21. Paying the price for not agreeing to an extension before trading two firsts for a player. Same thing with Tunsil in Houston, you’re giving the player all the leverage because you invested so much draft capital. They blow up the market because there’s no way the team is going to let them walk after 1-2 years and take a comp pick at the end of the third round at best. Bad management.

  22. The Rams are the worst team in the league at managing the cap and this doesn’t help – what the heck are they going to do when the cap drops due to declining revenue?

  23. charliecharger says:
    September 9, 2020 at 2:26 pm
    Ramsey is worth every penny, and then some. What’s the price for a championship?
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    Only way he is going to Superbowl is if he uses the tickets the NFL provides.

  24. Seems like the Rams didn’t learn from the last crazy overpriced extension, and I for one welcome it! Bring on more Cap Hell for a division rival. Go Hawks!

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