We now know what Eagles reportedly offered for Jalen Ramsey

We now know what Eagles reportedly offered for Jalen Ramsey

We all knew the Eagles wanted Jalen Ramsey. Now we know how much. 

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles offered the Jaguars a first and second-round pick for the Pro Bowl cornerback and “thought they had a chance to land him.” 

Unfortunately, for the Birds, the Rams came in with two ones and a four and got the player. 

The Eagles were unwilling to give up more than a one and a two, according to Schefter, who also said the Jags came back to the Eagles and gave them a chance to match the offer from Los Angeles. The Eagles declined. 

For what it’s worth, I’m on record saying I would have done the deal if I were Howie Roseman. Ramsey is still just 24 and in the prime of what could be a Hall of Fame career. Guys like that don’t become available very often. 

With that said, I also understand why Roseman didn’t pull the trigger. The Eagles have drafted just five players in each of the last two drafts and they paid their quarterback this offseason and need to supplement that contract with cheap players. 

“There is no disappointment,” Doug Pederson said earlier this week. “[It’s] hard to comment on that because obviously he's not on our team. Yeah, [I have] a lot of respect for him. [He is a] good player. [I’m] happy for the Rams obviously. He'll be a great addition. They have some corners that are banged up. They obviously traded one, so he'll fit in well there.

“Listen, we're getting guys back, too, on our team, and I'm excited about the guys we have coming back and getting in the mix. We're starting to get healthy as well, so that's the encouraging part from our side.”

Schefter also noted that the Eagles are getting healthy at their cornerback position. Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby are back or nearly back. Avonte Maddox is expected to return and Cre’Von LeBlanc could eventually return off IR. So help is coming this season. 

But I didn’t view Ramsey as simply a rental player. He could have become a cornerstone of the franchise, assuming they could re-sign him. Oh well. Roseman has nine days until the trade deadline.

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OK, now it really sounds like the Jaguars won't trade Jalen Ramsey

OK, now it really sounds like the Jaguars won't trade Jalen Ramsey

Earlier this week, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said publicly that he didn’t want to trade Jalen Ramsey

Apparently, he really doesn’t want to trade Ramsey. 

On Sunday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that one source said the Jaguars are so firm in their desire to not trade Ramsey that they wouldn’t do it “for five first-round picks.” 

If they’re that committed to keeping Ramsey, then the Eagles aren’t getting him. No one is. 

The Jaguars have already reportedly been offered two firsts for Ramsey. If they weren’t going to do that, a deal probably isn’t going to get done. 

Since Ramsey’s agent asked for a trade back in mid-September, Eagles fans have been drooling over the possibility of landing the Pro Bowl corner. He’s just 24 and is coming off two consecutive Pro Bowl seasons. And cornerback just happens to be the Eagles’ biggest area of need. 

But this doesn’t seem like it’s happening. Oh well. 

There are still plenty of other trade targets for Howie Roseman to go after before the Oct. 29 trade deadline. Our Andrew Kulp went through them earlier this week.

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Jaguars owner Shad Khan says he doesn't want to trade Jalen Ramsey

Jaguars owner Shad Khan says he doesn't want to trade Jalen Ramsey

Shad Khan is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the killer of Eagles fans’ dreams. 

Khan on Wednesday told the Associated Press that he is not interested in trading Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who has been a desired target of Eagles fans for a couple weeks now. 

“Obviously, football is a team sport and I’m sensitive to what individual insight or viewpoint or requests (there) might be,” Khan said to the AP. “But we have to do the right thing for the team. We value the values Jalen adds to us, to the Jaguars. I think we value him highly. We’re still looking at what is the right thing for the Jaguars, and I think right now the best thing is to have him be part of the team.”

There are two ways to take Khan’s comments: 

1. He’s posturing 

We’ve heard reports that the Jaguars have already turned down an offer of two first-round picks from an unnamed team. Could they really want more? Well, I guess so. Ramsey is a tremendous player. He’s still just 24 and is coming off two consecutive Pro Bowl seasons. And while this is his last year under his rookie contract, there’s the fifth-year option in 2020. 

This could be Khan telling the other 31 GMs that they’re going to have to up their offers if they want to land the player. 

2. He really doesn’t want to trade Ramsey 

After an 0-2 start, the Jaguars have won their last two games behind impressive performances from Gardner Minshew, who has given a boost to the entire team. And the AFC South is up for grabs; all four teams have a 2-2 record through the first quarter of the season. If the Jags can somehow get Ramsey on board, he could help them make a playoff run. 

The problem with that last part is that it seems Ramsey has no intention of staying in Jacksonville. On Wednesday, he missed his fifth consecutive practice. He’s been sick, went on paternity leave and now has an injured back all since his agent requested a trade in mid-September. 

The Eagles are in a tough spot when it comes to leverage as well. Their cornerback group has been decimated by injuries and other teams see that. They see that they’re down to just a handful of healthy cornerbacks and that’s after adding 32-year-old Orlando Scandrick off the street. 

Ramsey would certainly help, but it seems like it would take an exorbitant price to land him. And that’s if he even gets dealt at all. 

Information from the Associated Press was used in this story. 

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