Jaguars Trade Jalen Ramsey to Rams for 2020 and 2021 First-Round Picks

Publish date:
Jalen Ramsey traded to Rams

The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday.

According to Schefter, the Jaguars will receive two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-round pick in 2021 in exchange for Ramsey.

The move comes just hours after the Rams traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Ravens in exchange for linebacker Kenny Young. Los Angeles also placed Aqib Talib on injured reserve with a rib injury on Monday.

The Jaguars traded Ramsey despite earlier reports that Shad Khan had no plans on moving their star cornerback. 

Ramsey appeared to confirm the trade by tweeting a photo of himself in a Rams jersey following the news.

Ramsey requested a trade following a Week 2 loss to the Texans after he felt disrespected by the Jaguars' organization, revealing in an episode of Uninterrupted's "17 Weeks" podcast that an upsetting conversation with team management was the final push for his decision. 

Ramsey, 24, still has two years left on his rookie contract. He is making $3.6 million this year and was set to make $13.7 million in 2020 after the Jaguars picked up his fifth-year option in the spring.

Ramsey finished with 65 combined tackles, 13 passes defended and three interceptions in 2018.

He hasn't played since the Jaguars' Sept. 19 victory over Tennessee.