Jalen Ramsey has only one year left on his rookie contract, and while he’s made clear that he wants to say with the Jacksonville Jaguars, there’s a pretty good case to be made for him heading over to the Green Bay Packers sooner rather than later.
According to ESPN, Ramsey is eligible to sign a long-term contract with the Jaguars after this season, but it doesn’t sound like that’s going to happen, especially since the team hasn’t been able to keep him happy over the years.
However, Ramsey previously stated that he wants to stick with the Jaguars, no matter what it takes.
“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.”
That said, there’s been some speculation that Ramsey will head over to the Packers when his rookie contract is up, especially since he shouted out Aaron Rodgers in a recent GQ interview when he was asked which quarterbacks “don’t suck.”
“Aaron Rodgers does not. Tom Brady doesn’t. I gotta think now, about all the teams… I think Marcus Mariota is a great quarterback for their team. I think Tyrod Taylor is actually a better quarterback than he gets credit for, because he does not make mistakes. He’s honestly a Marcus Mariota type player, where he manages a game really well, always has them at least in position to be in the game late in the game. He just doesn’t have turnovers that often. That’s really all you need, especially if you get a good defense.”
While that may not seem like he’s giving high praise to Rodgers, that’s actually one of the nicest things ever said about the quarterback.
And, regardless of his claims to want to play for the same team for his entire career, now would be as good of a time as ever to pursue Ramsey — especially since Matt LaFleur can probably develop him better than any other coach.