The Philadelphia Eagles might not have the chance to trade for Jalen Ramsey after all.
Now that players such as Jadeveon Clowney and Minkah Fitzpatrick are off on new teams getting a fresh start, all of the focus shifted towards Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback, Jalen Ramsey. Being that Ramsey plays a position, which the Philadelphia Eagles desperately need help at, many expected Howie Roseman to do all that he can to bring him to Philly.
The rumors around the league indicated that the Eagles have never stopped trying to make a deal for Ramsey. But for some reason, he’s still in Jacksonville after their Thursday night matchup against the Titans. The assumed trade date was supposed to be for Friday. But Friday came and went — and Jalen Ramsey is still a part of the Jaguars roster.
So why aren’t there any deals being made? Did the price become too much for teams to handle? Or are the negotiations still going on? Well, it could really be one or the other, but it sure sounds like the Jaguars are beginning to regret putting Ramsey up for sale in the first place.
The fear of seller’s remorse
As of last weekend, Jalen Ramsey was trying to force his way out of Jacksonville. As the All-Pro cornerback believed the Jags weren’t using him correctly and weren’t a team that had any chance of winning now, he grew fed up with his situation.
Things were said that couldn’t be taken back. And bridges were burned. Therefore, it seemed like it was inevitable that Ramsey was going to be traded as soon as the Thursday night game concluded. Now though, the Jaguars ownership believes they want to hold onto the cornerback.
Not only did Jaguars owner, Shahid Khan mention he would like the team to hold onto Ramsey for now — but he also mentioned that he would like them to pay the cornerback and keep him in Jacksonville for the long haul. That created quite the turn of events on Friday.
Now, it seems like Ramsey’s chances of getting traded have slimmed down a bit. Granted, the Eagles can still make an offer the Jaguars can’t refuse — but that doesn’t seem like a Howie Roseman thing to do.
Typically, Howie makes bargain trades, rather than buying high. In this case, he would have to buy extremly high with multiple first-rounders. We’ll see if anything changes in the near future though. But for now, it looks like Ramsey’s remaining a Jag.