The Los Angeles Rams + Jalen Ramsey marriage better work out because the franchise basically bet their foreseeable future on the All Pro corner, giving up two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-round pick in 2021. The deal also means the Rams will go five years (2017-21) without a first-round pick. Gulp.
Despite the assets given up to acquire the 24-year-old, one anonymous Eagles player thinks he is worth the gamble.
The player told ESPN NFL Insider Josina Anderson the Eagles and general manager Howie Roseman “dropped the ball” by passing on the two-time Pro Bowl corner.
Mr. Anonymous’ frustration likely stems from the team’s perpetual struggles in its secondary. Through the first six games of the season, the Eagles rank 29th in passing yards allowed and 28th in touchdown passes allowed, per Philly Inquirer.
Passing on Ramsey, although probably a solid strategic move seeing as the Eagles have one of the oldest rosters in the league and draft picks are crucial in building a future, has not sat well with some Birds fans who want to win TODAY.
To twist the knife on Eagles fans, Ramsey would have loved to join the team if his comments about Carson Wentz before the 2018 season are any indication. In a GQ article railing against almost every QB in league, Ramsey said for the next five to ten years, Wentz and Deshaun Watson will in the running for league MVP–“They’re that good.”