The Los Angeles Rams sent Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday but that wasn't even their biggest move of the day. According to Adam Schefter, the Jacksonville Jaguars have traded Jalen Ramsey to Los Angeles in a blockbuster deal.
It’s happening: Former Jaguars’ CB Jalen Ramsey is being traded to the LA Rams for two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021, source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2019
In the trade, the Rams are sending two first-round picks from 2020-2021 and a fourth-round selection in 2021. On the other hand, Los Angeles is getting arguably the best cornerback in the NFL in return.
When the Rams sent Peters to Baltimore, everyone expected there to be more moves incoming for them. Especially when you consider that Los Angeles placed Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Monday.
Following their loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6, the Rams stood with a record of 3-3; after starting with a 3-0 record. Therefore, there was a sense of urgency for Los Angeles to make some changes on the roster that could help them get back on track.
Of course, we can't talk about Ramsey without discussing how his relationship with the Jaguars unraveled over the past month. It began before the season even began when Jacksonville informed the All-Pro cornerback that they weren't going to give him an extension.
Since then, the situation has spiraled downward—including a trade request from Jalen Ramsey after the Jaguars loss to the Houston Texans in Week 2. Now, he's gotten his wish and he will head to Los Angeles to join a team that has their sights on getting into position for the playoffs again.
Ramsey will join a defense that already includes the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald. The 24-year-old cornerback comes at a perfect time as the Rams will go up against Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7.