Despite the rumors, the third-year cornerback Jalen Ramsey has no plans to leave the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Ramsey was on the list of many Jacksonville players who could be traded during the 2019 offseason, noting that a league source said that the team was "absolutely" considering a blockbuster trade involving the 2017 Pro Bowler. Schefter added that an NFL manager claimed that he “would not be surprised if that’s the route the Jaguars decide to pursue."
Ramsey himself contributed to these rumors with a cryptic tweet after a rough 29-16 loss to the Colts which said: "When I’m gone from here, y’all gone miss me," he wrote.
When I’m gone from here, y’all gone miss me. I ain’t even trippin lol— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) November 12, 2018
However, both parties have shut down these rumors. First, the Jaguars denied them in a statement, which said that the team has “zero intention of trading CB Jalen Ramsey,” noting that, “there is no truth to this rumor.” While the 24-year-old defender said he is not interested in leaving Jacksonville.
"I've said multiple times, over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again that I want to play for one team my whole career," Ramsey said.
Ramsey also pointed out that the tweet he wrote was directed at fake fans.
"If that's what people want to do or if that's how people feel, then it's certain people, like y'all going to miss ... we bring some good things," Ramsey said, via ESPN.com. "And, yeah, we slipped up here recently. Not executed and played like we know we can. But, like whoever, the fake fans, if y'all [the media], whoever, if y'all want to jump ship, then, look, it is what it is."
Whereas it’s understandable that Jacksonville will clean house next summer after a disappointing 2018 campaign – in which they started the season 3-1 before losing their last five games. Ramsey remains as one of the most outstanding and promising defenders in the league with only three years as a pro.
The number 20 is still on his rookie deal with the ability to exercise a fifth-year option for 2020, which means that if Jacksonville does want to keep Ramsey, they will have to pay a high price for a player who would be at the prime of his career.