If you’re holding your breath while waiting for the Philadelphia Eagles to trade for Jalen Ramsey, well, you’re probably going to die.
NFL insider Adam Schefter reiterated his previous sentiment that the Jacksonville Jaguars are NOT interested in trading their star cornerback. Schefter quoted a source that said the Jags wouldn’t trade Ramsey for even “five first-round picks.”
The Jacksonville Jaguars are so entrenched in their non-trade stance with Jalen Ramsey that one source said they wouldn’t trade their Pro Bowl cornerback at this time “for five first-round picks.” The Jaguars have received offers of two first-round picks for Ramsey, but the teams making those offers also wanted a second-round pick back in return along with Ramsey, according to sources. So far, the Jaguars have refused to budge, and they continue to insist they will not, according to sources. This stance is driven, most of all, by team owner Shad Khan, who does not want a player dictating to him how to operate a franchise, according to sources. Thus the standoff continues.
It was previously reported that the Eagles offered a first-round pick and a second-round pick for Ramsey. I’d say that offer is definitely short of five first-round picks.
It’s always possible things change. Ramsey seems pretty dug in about wanting to be traded. Maybe the Jags end up giving in.
But it’s not like the Jags have to fulfill Ramsey’s demand. He’s under contract through 2020 and the team could always use the franchise tag on him for 2021.
The Eagles can’t count on acquiring Ramsey to fix their secondary. They’ll have to look elsewhere in the trade market to acquire a starting cornerback. Chris Harris from the Broncos — who could be willing sellers — makes some sense.
The Eagles have until 4:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday, October 29 to make a trade. The pressure is on Howie Roseman.