JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey stated Tuesday he is not backing off his feedback during which he known as Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen “trash” in an offseason interview with GQ journal.
“All people who is aware of me is aware of why I used to be so exhausting on him,” Ramsey stated. “If you do not know me, that is on you. If y’all look deep into it, y’all can work out why I used to be so harsh.”
The Jaguars (Three-7) and Bills (Three-7) meet Sunday at New Period Subject. Allen has missed the Bills’ previous 4 video games with a sprained proper elbow however is in line to return on Sunday.
Ramsey known as Allen trash whereas explaining why he thought the 2018 NFL draft was “a little bit off” within the GQ piece that was printed Aug. 15. He questioned why Lamar Jackson wasn’t the second quarterback drafted if groups have been so enamored with the athleticism, charisma, mobility and big-play capability of No. 1 general decide Baker Mayfield.
“I feel [Josh] Allen is trash. I do not care what no one say. He is trash. And it is gonna present too. That is a silly draft decide to me. We play them this yr, and I am excited as hell.”
Jalen Ramsey, in GQ interview printed in August
Jackson ended up being the fifth quarterback drafted within the first spherical in April. The New York Jets drafted Sam Darnold third general, the Bills took Allen at No. 7, and Arizona took Josh Rosen 10th. Baltimore chosen Jackson with the final decide within the first spherical.
“I feel Allen is trash,” Ramsey stated within the story. “I do not care what no one say. He is trash. And it is gonna present, too. That is a silly draft decide to me. We play them this yr, and I am excited as hell. I hope he is their beginning quarterback. He performed at Wyoming. Each time they performed a giant faculty — like, they performed Iowa State, which is not a giant faculty in my view as a result of I went to Florida State, and he threw 5 interceptions, and so they misplaced by a pair touchdowns or one thing like that. He by no means beat a giant faculty.
“In case you have a look at his video games towards huge colleges, it was at all times hella interceptions, hella turnovers. It is like: ‘Yo, in the event you’re this good, why could not you do higher?’ He matches that mildew, he is a giant, tall quarterback. Large arm, supposedly. I do not see it, personally.”
Allen did not play towards Iowa State whereas he was at Wyoming, however he did full solely 50 p.c of his passes for 427 yards and one landing with eight interceptions towards Nebraska, Iowa and Oregon. Wyoming misplaced these three video games by a mixed 92 factors.
Allen on Monday reiterated what he stated in August: Ramsey’s feedback did not trouble him.
“Truthfully, I do not even keep in mind what he stated, however I may care much less,” Allen informed the Buffalo media. “It is extra what my teammates really feel about me and the way I am progressing proper now and simply making an attempt to proceed to be taught the sport of soccer, get pleasure from this, and stay it with my teammates.”