Before the start of the 2018 NFL season, Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey made some headlines with his decision to call out several other quarterbacks in the league during an interview with GQ magazine.
Since then, he has stuck firm to his various opinions about other notable quarterbacks around the league including this week’s matchup against Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen. With that in mind, Ramsey voiced on Tuesday that this is still how he feels about Allen heading into Week 12 action.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey said Tuesday he isn’t backing off his comment that Buffalo Bills rookie QB Josh Allen is “trash,” which he made during an offseason interview with GQ magazine. “Everybody who knows me knows why I was so hard on him,” Ramsey said. “If you don’t know me that’s on you. If y’all look deep into it y’all can figure out why I was so harsh.” Ramsey made that comment about Allen while answering a question regarding the 2018 NFL Draft. He wondered why Lamar Jackson wasn’t the second quarterback drafted if teams were so enamored with the athleticism and mobility of No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield. The Bills took Allen seventh overall. Baltimore drafted Jackson with the last pick in the first round.
Much of this rooted into Ramsey’s strong feelings that he felt Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson should have been the second quarterback taken n the draft. Jackson has proven that he can be a capable quarterback as he showed that in his first career start as he was a dangerous option with his legs rushing for 117 yards on 27 carries in the 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Meanwhile, Allen has had some notable struggles so far this season playing some effectiveness on the field. Granted, he has dealt with a nagging elbow injury over the few weeks and is playing a struggling offense in Buffalo. He has displayed some flashes of promise on the field, but it has been coupled with the expected struggles from being a rookie quarterback in the league.
Nonetheless, Ramsey will get a first-hand view of Allen on Sunday afternoon on the road that will either back his strong comments or counter them.