The Jaguars are denying an ESPN report published Sunday morning that said they are likely to consider trading cornerback Jalen Ramsey following this season, Philip Heilma of the Florida Times-Union reports.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter quoted an unnamed league source who said he “absolutely” believes the Jaguars will “entertain the idea” of trading Ramsey. Schefter also reported an unnamed NFL general manager who said he “would not be surprised” if trading Ramsey is “the route the Jaguars decide to pursue.”
A statement released by the team in response to the story said, “The Jaguars have zero intention of trading CB Jalen Ramsey. There is no truth to this rumor.”
Trading Ramsey, who has a difficult personality and undeniable talent, would be among the boldest decisions the franchise has ever made.
The All-Pro cornerback’s rookie contract runs through the 2019 season, and the Jaguars can pick up his fifth-year option for 2020. From there, the Jaguars would also have the franchise tag at their disposal to keep Ramsey, if the two sides could not agree to a long-term deal.