Jalen Ramsey’s Week 6 absence was ‘last straw’ for owner Shad Khan
Shad Khan wanted Jalen Ramsey to find his forever home with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
That didn’t happen. After three doctors checked out Ramsey’s back injury and cleared him to play, and following a meeting with Ramsey and the Jaguars owner that left him under the impression that he will play in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints, Khan was disappointed that the Pro Bowler didn’t suit up last Sunday, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
As it turned out, Ramsey not playing was the final straw. Khan pulled the plug on project “keep Ramsey in North Florida” and gave Tom Coughlin and Dave Caldwell the go signal to seek a trade package for the 24-year-old.
The Los Angeles Rams eventually became the beneficiaries of Khan’s newfound willingness to trade Ramsey. After the Jaguars initially asked for two first-round selections and a third for the cornerback, they budged to the tune of two first-rounders and a fourth from Los Angeles — after the Rams offered just two firsts, according to Schefter.
In all, Khan gave the green light to trade a player he wanted to keep around. In exchange, his Jaguars received a treasure trove of picks for a superstar player. Sometimes, enough is enough; Khan saw that but did not get fleeced like another AFC South team and their old-star defender.
With the Rams sitting at 3-3, the 2020 first-round selection sits around the middle of the draft. Considering Los Angeles plays in a tough NFC West, the Jaguars may have received a non-playoff pick in 2020 for the cornerback.