NFL Insider Adam Schefter doesn’t believe the Philadelphia Eagles, or anybody else will be able to land Jalen Ramsey this season.
The trade saga that just won’t stop. The Jacksonville Jaguars have quite the dilemma on their hands right now. But so do the Philadelphia Eagles. As the Jags have a cornerback who wants to be traded to a brand new team — the Eagles are extremely thin in-depth at the cornerback position and need to find themselves a reliable replacement.
You would think these two teams would work out a deal by now, but Jacksonville is being difficult. Currently, their owner Shahid Khan won’t grant Jalen Ramsey his wishes. Although the veteran cornerback has been very outspoken about wanting out, the owner refuses to get rid of him as he wants to not only keep Ramsey for this year — but also keep him long-term as well.
The Eagles have tried to pry Ramsey away with a first-round, and even a second-round pick, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, but Jacksonville turned it down. It is believed the Eagles are still ‘front-runners’ for Ramsey, but it is believed to be even more likely that the Jaguars are seriously going to hold onto the All-Pro cornerback for 2019.
Adam Schefter’s take on the situation
National NFL Insider Adam Schefter always has the scoop. Whenever there is rumblings going on around the league, Schefty knows. Right now, Schefty knows nothing though because at this point, there’s really nothing to report. Jacksonville is at a standstill.
The head coach and the front office are willing to grant Ramsey’s wishes and deal him away, but the owner is stepping in and saying no. Meanwhile, the Eagles are willing to pay a hefty price, that probably would’ve gotten the deal done otherwise.
On Tuesday, Schefter was asked to give his honest prediction on the situation with the crew over at 97.5 The Fanatic. What he said will surely not go over well with Eagles fans who want Ramsey in midnight green badly. “If I had to look into my crystal ball & make a prediction,” Schefter said.
“My read would be that he’s not traded this year. That’s not to say it couldn’t change by next week, but right now, this week, I believe Jacksonville is dug in.” There’s still plenty of time for the Jags to change their minds, but Schefter’s prediction makes it pretty clear that Ramsey won’t be getting out of Florida that easy. Right now, it sounds like he might have to stick it out for 12 more games.