Jalen Ramsey to Stephon Gilmore: What do you think about winning a ring in L.A.?

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Cornerback Stephon Gilmore did not report to Patriots mandatory minicamp on Monday in what’s believed to be part of a push for a new contract as he enters the final year of his current pact.

If the Patriots don’t have a desire to give him one, a trade before the start of the 2021 season would be one path for both sides to move forward. Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey took to Twitter to push the idea of a trade to Los Angeles on Gilmore.

Ramsey tweeted “what’s good my dawg?” at Gilmore and then followed that up with another tweet reminding Gilmore that Dodgers star Mookie Betts “got traded from Boston to LA & won a ring” before asking what Gilmore thinks about that.

It’s not the first time that Ramsey has expressed interest in seeing the Rams make a trade for a disgruntled player this offseason. He expressed confusion about why the Rams were not in the running for Julio Jones before Jones was traded to the Titans and the reasons for that are similar to those that make a Gilmore trade unlikely.

Trading for Matthew Stafford stripped the Rams of high-value draft assets in the next two years and they have players like Stafford, Ramsey, Aaron Donald, Robert Woods, Leonard Floyd, and Cooper Kupp carrying big cap charges into the future. Those things make it difficult to trade for a player and give him the contract he’s looking for, so the Rams may just have to move forward with the roster they have.

17 responses to “Jalen Ramsey to Stephon Gilmore: What do you think about winning a ring in L.A.?

  1. Simple Ramsey gives up about 90% of his salary should be just enough to pay Gilmore, or Snead can trade what picks they have left pay him and have no cheap draft talent on the roster for several years so they will be scrapping the bottom to fill in the rest of the starters and looking for the cheapest rookie free agents to be the depth.

  2. Ramsey needs to walk into his front office and talk to them about making a trade. It would be hilarious if the Rams traded HIM for Gilmore.

  3. Is Ramsey recruiting for the Chargers?? Because the Rams ain’t gettin a ring… At all.

  4. If Gilmore is traded his cap charge would be around $7M, which is affordable even for the Rams. But that’s probably why New England won’t be trading him. Ramsey has been great on the Rams!

  5. If only the Lambs had a first or second for the next decade… which they don’t…

  6. If he want to get three millions,Rams will take him.He is an effective deep safety who does an excellent job

  7. Team and player should be fined for this. No different than a team official saying it. It’s called tampering.

  8. Apparently the reason why Gilmore has not shown up is that he wants more money. That would not be good for his trade value at this point in the season. Couple that with the uncertainty that teams might have with the fact that he is returning from injury, I just don’t see a big market for him out there. The Pats are best served by playing hardball and staying silent on the matter. Gilmore really doesn’t have many options. As far as Jalen Ramsey goes, I do not think that he has a future as a general manager.

  9. I love this stuff. I’m not crazy about Ramsey and I’m entirely too old to admit it. But I love players saying football-related things beyond the normal cliches.

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