Jalen Ramsey unlikely to be traded before Titans game: Report
Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey will likely be on the field for the Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans.
If fans were hoping the Tennessee Titans would avoid Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey on Thursday night, it doesn’t look like it’ll happen.
Ramsey has reportedly demanded a trade from the Jaguars after a Week 2 confrontation on the sideline with his head coach, Doug Marrone.
And while it looks like Ramsey could get dealt at some point this season, that likely won’t happen before the Thursday night game against the Titans, per NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
That means the Titans will have to face Ramsey at least once this year, and depending on where he goes in a future deal, there could be another meeting down the road at some point.
Until then, expect Ramsey to cover Titans wide receiver Corey Davis, much to the chagrin of Titans fans and fantasy owners everywhere.
Word on the street is that the Jags are looking for quite the hefty return for their former No. 5 overall pick.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the Jags are looking for at least a first-round pick in return for their corner.
The MMQB’s Albert Breer reports the asking price is even higher than that, saying the Jags are looking for not one, but two first-round picks for Ramsey. He would then likely have to be extended before entering the fifth year of his rookie deal in 2020.
Because of such an extension being necessary, Ramsey could control his fate simply by saying he won’t sign a long-term contract with the team trying to acquire him. Such a scenario would also knock down the value the Jags could get for him in return.
Some speculation has the Titans possibly acquiring him from the Jags because of Ramsey’s ties to Tennessee, and because he admitted he’d like to play there on the Bussin’ with the Boys podcast back in August.
I just don’t see the Jags trading him to a division rival, nor do I see the Titans giving up that kind of draft capital to add to a secondary that is already stacked. As a result, you can rule the Titans out as a possible trade destination.