The Los Angeles Rams are off to a rough start in 2019 in defense of their NFC Championship, and to counter, they’re making moves.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Rams have sent two first round picks over the next two years and a fourth rounder to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for perhaps the best cornerback in the league, Jalen Ramsey.
Earlier in the day, the Rams shipped off veteran cornerback Marcus Peters to the Ravens to clear up cap space.
Ramsey’s tenure in Jacksonville finished on rough terms, with the corner asking for a trade him after getting into a near-physical sideline alternation with head coach Doug Marone during the team’s Week 2 loss to the Texans when Marone refused to challenge a call Ramsey was adamant about. Ramsey was also being criticized by Jaguars executive VP of football operations Tom Coughlin after the game.
After not getting his wish to be traded, Ramsey seemingly faked a slew of injuries and ailments in order to not practice and play.
Ramsey, taken fifth overall out of FSU back in 2016, in the fourth season of his five-year rookie deal. The Rams will likely hold off until he’s up for a new one and decided whether to resign him.