Jalen Ramsey set to be traded by Rams
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The Los Angeles Rams "have had trade talks" about Jalen Ramsey and the general expectation is that the three-time First-Team All-Pro cornerback will be on a new team in 2023. Even though Ramsey made the Pro Bowl this past season and is still considered one of the best cornerbacks in the league, his five-year, $100 million that runs through the 2025 season is the issue.
This past season, the Rams finished with a disappointing 5-12 record and the team's front office decided to start the offseason by clearing their cap space. "The #Rams have had trade talks about six-time Pro Bowl CB Jalen Ramsey and league sources now believe it’s very likely Ramsey is dealt in coming weeks.
Ramsey, 28, is due $17 million in 2023 on a front-loaded deal that averages $20M and L.A. is clearing cap space," Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported.
The #Rams have had trade talks about six-time Pro Bowl CB Jalen Ramsey and league sources now believe it’s very likely Ramsey is dealt in coming weeks.
Ramsey, 28, is due $17 million in 2023 on a front-loaded deal that averages $20M and L.A.
is clearing cap space. pic.twitter.com/vTYlX7nn5B — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 25, 2023
The Rams hinted trading Ramsey could happen
In mid-February, Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff told Bridget Condon of NFL Network that trading Ramsey was something they could explore this offseason.
“Jalen’s been a huge piece of what we’ve done and I think, for all of our players, it’s going to be about figuring out what’s best moving forward. When you are a team like the Rams who have had success, we have a lot of great players.
People are always inquiring about our talent. It’s not just Jalen, we get calls on all of our good players all the time. The next few months, we’ll see what direction this team goes, but could not be more grateful for Jalen for what he’s done for the Rams leading this defense," Demoff said just over a week ago.
Ramsey is scheduled to earn $17 million in 2023 and by trading him the Rams could free $5.6 million in their cap space. This week, the Rams agreed to part ways with veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner, who they signed to a five-year, $50 million deal last offseason.
Th Rams have started making changes and it probably won't take too long before they find a trade partner for Ramsey.