Jalen Ramsey is an elite, game-changing talent. A guy who alters the entire way you play defense by virtue of his ability to negate some of the best receivers in the NFL.
The Jacksonville Jaguars' star cornerback recently requested a trade, and a host of teams already have checked in to gauge the price it would cost to obtain the Florida State product.
As far as game-changing talents go, the Raiders could use one. After losing Antonio Brown, they have some really talented players, but no one on that level. The Chiefs, on the other hand, have reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes, electric wide receiver Tyreek Hill and All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce. Those dynamic playmakers are the reason the Chiefs have separated themselves as the class of the AFC West, and they aren't done.
The Chiefs, who were one defensive stop away from the Super Bowl last season, reportedly tried to trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick, who wound up being dealt to the Steelers, and are seen as the favorites to swing a trade for Ramsey, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Sunday, citing league sources.
The Jaguars don't have to trade Ramsey immediately or at all. He played Thursday night in the Jags' win over the Titans, and there currently is no trade in the works, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday.
The price for Ramsey is high, per La Canfora, with the Jags asking for two first-round draft picks. But general managers told La Canfora they expect the Jags to receive a first-round pick, a second-round pick and a young player.
While the Chiefs, Eagles and Ravens are seen as possible destinations, the Raiders are expected to be involved in the talks as well and should do what they can to keep Ramsey away from their division rivals and put him in silver and black instead. Ramsey has bottled up Hill early in his career, so acquiring him not only would keep the Chiefs from obtaining another elite player but would give the Raiders a weapon to counteract one of the Chiefs' biggest threats.
It's a win-win.
If the Chiefs acquire Ramsey, that could spell doom for the Raiders and the rest of the AFC West.
The NFL trade deadline isn't until the end of October, but if the Jaguars wait, they risk Ramsey being injured on Sundays while he continues to play for them.
Expect one team to put down an offer to land Ramsey soon.