Jaguars Owner Shad Khan Says He Has No Plans To Trade Jalen Ramsey Regardless Of The DB’s Request
Ever since it became public knowledge that Jacksonville Jaguars’ star defensive back Jalen Ramsey wanted to be traded (something he claims the team leaked to the media), it’s been a game of “Will He Or Won’t He” about whether Ramsey will ever actually play for the team again.
The Jaguars have reportedly had multiple offers for the 24-year-old cornerback (one even asking if Ramsey could play two games in one week), with offers reportedly ranging from a first and second-round pick to as much as two first-round picks. Both of those offers were reportedly deemed to not be enough for the Jags to part with Ramsey.
Last week, Ramsey missed his first game at any level of football, after missing the entire week of practice because of the flu, the birth of his second child, and mysterious back injury that cropped up after his demand for a trade.
This week, Ramsey still hasn’t practiced due to this lingering back injury (the fifth consecutive practice he’s missed), and his status for the Jaguars game versus the Carolina Panthers on Sunday is still up in the air.
One thing that is clear, however, is the fact that, at least publicly, Jaguars owner Shad Khan claims he has no plans to trade the disgruntled defensive back anytime soon.
“Obviously, football is a team sport, and I’m sensitive to what individual insight or viewpoint or requests [there] might be,” he told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “But we have to do the right thing for the team. We value the values Jalen adds to us, to the Jaguars. I think we value him highly. We’re still looking at what is the right thing for the Jaguars, and I think right now the best thing is to have him be part of the team.”
Khan also claims that his relationship with Ramsey “is pretty good,” but another report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport claims it’s Ramsey’s relationship with Jaguars’ Executive VP of Football Operations Tom Coughlin, who criticized the DB for missing the Jaguars’ voluntary offseason conditioning program back in April.