JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jalen Ramsey has stated a number of occasions he wants to play for one crew in his NFL profession, however he stated Friday that he would not know whether or not the Jacksonville Jaguars really feel the identical approach regardless of their latest assertion that they haven’t any intention of buying and selling him.
The Jaguars stated that in response to a Nov. 18 report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Ramsey is probably going one of many gamers that may unexpectedly emerge in commerce talks through the offseason. Ramsey stated if the crew begins negotiations on a contract extension after the season ends it will likely be additional proof they need to maintain him round.
“Like I stated, I am going to let my agent and the entrance workplace deal with that, however after what got here out right here, what was it 5 weeks in the past or nevertheless many weeks in the past it was, yeah I am feeling like yeah, if y’all critical about that [a potential trade] not being actual, then y’all want to make it occur,” Ramsey stated. “If not, then perhaps what got here out 5 weeks in the past will occur. We’ll see.”
Ramsey has yet another 12 months remaining on his rookie contract and is scheduled to earn $three.6 million in 2019, however the Jaguars can start negotiating an extension after this season ends.
Nonetheless, the Jaguars additionally may maintain Ramsey by way of no less than the 2021 season with out giving him a new contract. The crew should resolve whether or not it can decide up the fifth-year choice on his contract by early Could (it will be a serious shock in the event that they did not). Since he was a top-10 decide (sixth total) in 2016, his fifth-year choice wage in 2020 can be the typical of the highest 10 highest-paid cornerbacks from the earlier season and can be assured for harm solely till the start of the 2020 league 12 months. The Jaguars additionally may use the franchise tag on him in 2021, which might imply he can be paid the typical of the highest 5 highest-paid cornerbacks.
Ramsey was a first-team All-Professional and a Professional Bowler in 2017 after breaking apart 17 passes and intercepting 4 others. He has 10 cross breakups and three interceptions this season.