Jalen Ramsey is expected to suit up for the Jaguars’ Week 3 Thursday Night Football game this evening but there’s talk that Jacksonville could trade their star cornerback as soon as Friday. And now there’s more smoke that the Philadelphia Eagles could be the team trading for Ramsey.
Take a gander at this tweet from Peter King on Thursday afternoon:
Gut feel, Ramsey landing spots:— Peter King (@peter_king) September 19, 2019
1 Phl: Roseman unafraid, can offer 1+3+SJones.
2 Sea: Schneider unafraid, major CB need.
3 KC: Reid unafraid of big chances.
4 Bal: DeCosta unafraid but loves building thru draft.
Look for trading team to talk to agent 1st+try for long-term deal.
Couple thoughts on this:
- Interesting to see the Eagles listed first here, unless King just put the teams in no particular order.
- That’s a very specific hypothetical offer. Is that just total guess work? It seems like it could be realistic.
King’s tweet is hardly the only thing linking the Eagles to Ramsey in recent days. ESPN’s Tim McManus previously reported the Eagles are “doing their homework” on Ramsey. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora said the Eagles are among the early favorites to trade for Ramsey.
Now ESPN’s Josina Anderson is additionally reporting the Eagles are among the teams who have made “substantive inquiries.”
I'm told Jalen Ramsey is fine playing TNF tonight, but a source just told me he doesn't anticipate being a member of the #Jags next Sun. Teams like KC, BAL, MIN, OAK, PHI, SEA hv all made substantive inquiries, but my understanding is almost every team has at least placed a call.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 19, 2019
UPDATE: NFL insider Mike Garafolo also chimed in on the Eagles’ interest level in Ramsey.
It’s definitely high, I can tell you that much. And they have done their homework on Jalen Ramsey. The problem with the Eagles is they’re involved in everything. Howie Roseman is always involved, he checks out everything. So you don’t quite know the level of the interest, but the more that I talk to people down here [at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia], the more I hear back from them, the more that I think the interest is legit here. I don’t think they’re ready to meet that asking price of two first-round picks just yet. But we talked earlier in the show about how they thought their defensive front was going to be so good and injuries have slowly chipped away at that. Well, much in the way that a defensive front can help your coverage, your coverage can also help your front. So, I would not be shocked to see the Eagles at least make a strong push here to potentially bring Jalen Ramsey to Philadelphia. We’re not there just yet, but I can tell you that there’s been a lot of homework done by the Eagles on Jalen Ramsey, from what I am told. And they are definitely squarely in the mix, I’ll put it to you that way.”
I can’t say I’ve been the most gung-ho about the Eagles trading for Ramsey. There are concerns about off-field issues, cap space and draft pick allocation, etc. But the more I think about it, King’s proposed offer of a first-round pick, a third-round pick, and Sidney Jones is sounding more palatable.
It’s worth noting that — assuming he plays for the Jaguars tonight — Ramsey wouldn’t be allowed to suit up for the Eagles on Sunday. By rule, NFL players can only play in one game per week. But maybe Howie Roseman will swing a trade for Ramsey and the 2017 All-Pro talent will be playing for the Eagles as soon as Week 4 in Green Bay.
What say you?
Should the Eagles trade a first-round pick, a third-round pick, and Sidney Jones in exchange for Jalen Ramsey?
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