By: S.K. Patrick
For the past year, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been at odds with the organization and head coach Doug Marrone.
The situation reached its boiling point over the weekend when the two were seen yelling at each during their game against Houston. Following the fiery exchange, Ramsey demanded to be traded.
“All I care about is winning man,” Ramsey said. “S**t, everybody knows that. I wanna f*****g win. Straight up. Excuse my language but s***t, everybody knows that. That’s who I am. That passion, that fire, that heart, that’s what you all love, right? And I’m going to continue giving that as long as I’m here.”
The bottom line is, Ramsey wants to win. The team is just 2-14 in their last 16 games. And Ramsey’s request has other teams scrambling to figure out if bringing him in would put them over the top. Let’s see how that might play out.
Kansas City Chiefs
With a winning roster, the Chiefs could solidify their defense with the acquisition of Ramsey. The move would serve as a warning shot to the Patriots signing of Antonio Brown.
This move would also come down to beating the Patriots, the Chiefs’ biggest threat in the AFC. Steve Spagnuolo loves playing man coverage. Ramsey follows the opposing team’s best receiver over the field. That’s perfect for Ramsey. The Chiefs could send more pressure with the back end secured.
Once again, Sunday night exposed the Eagles’ secondary. They’ve given up close to 800 passing yards and six touchdowns thus far. To be fair, the defense had three interceptions.
But, the yards and touchdowns are too much for a team seeking a Super Bowl. Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers are on the schedule. Without a major shakeup in the secondary, the team’s chances of a Super Bowl will take a hit. The offense can only score so many points.
The Raiders need a cornerback to combat the elite receivers division rivals the Kansas City Chiefs and L.A. Chargers have at their disposal. With the Raiders voiding Antonio’s Brown guaranteed money, they have money to spare.
The Jaguars are seeking at least two, first-round picks. The Raiders have extra first-round picks after trading Khali Mack and Amari Cooper last year. The Raiders are seeking to compete now and bring an established winner to Las Vegas.