Jaguars DB Jalen Ramsey Unlikely To Be Traded Before Thursday Night Football

16

Jaguars DB Jalen Ramsey is unlikely to be traded prior to Thursday night’s Week 3 game against the Titans, reports Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport hears the most likely target date for Ramsey to be traded is Friday.

While there have been at least two confirmed offers for Ramsey, the Jags reportedly want two first-round picks for him.

Ramsey’s agent requested a trade following his client’s confrontation with head coach Doug Marrone on Sunday. It’s a situation that has been steadily building.

Ramsey is upset with how the Jaguars use him, preferring to play man-to-man instead of the zone they use.

In an interview last year, Ramsey said his two ideal teams to play for would be the Titans or the Raiders once they move to Las Vegas.

When the Jaguars informed Ramsey they would not negotiate a new contract for him this year, he said he would not be offering a hometown discount next contract.

On Tuesday, Ramsey commented:

“Right now I’m still a part of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and I’m happy about that.” Ramsey said via Pro Football Talk. “I’m focused on this Thursday, focused on being the best teammate I can be while I’m here in Jacksonville,” he said.

Ramsey was selected in the first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jaguars. He’s quickly established himself as one of the best defensive backs in the game and is playing under a four-year, $23.35 million contract. He is set to make a base salary of $3.63 million this season.

Jacksonville picked up his fifth-year option that will cost $13 million for 2020 and will become fully guaranteed on the first day of the 2020 league year.

So far this season, Ramsey has recorded nine tackles, one pass defense and no interceptions through two games.