Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey insists he isn't concerned about a contract extension as he is set to enter the final year of his rookie deal. Ramsey is expected to become one of the highest-paid cornerbacks ever when he signs up a new deal and the Rams are the frontrunners to land his services for years to come.
Last October, the Rams traded two first round picks and a fourth round pick to acquire Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars. "I'm worried about what I can worry about," Ramsey said of his contract situation, as quoted on ESPN.
"I'm controlling what I can control." Three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Ramsey is scheduled to earn $13.7 million this coming season. When asked if it was important for him to have a new deal before the new season, Ramsey stated: "My agent and the front office, they'll handle all that."
When asked about it in a follow up, Ramsey said: "C'mon now... You got to take the answer I give you, man!" When asked for the third time the same question, Ramsey cut off the question. "I answered it: I said my agent and the front office, they gonna handle it," Ramsey said.
"I'm worried about what I can worry about, I'm controlling what I can control... Either accept the answer or keep it pushing. I don't want to be disrespectful, but that's the answer."
Ramsey confident his agent will do a good job
"I told y'all at the beginning of this, I said I'm controlling what I can control and when you asked me the question about my contract, I said I'm letting my agent, who is by far the best agent in the game, David Mulugheta, and the front office handle it," Ramsey said.
"I can't do anything about it. I'm not worried about it. I'm trying to do my job as a football player. I'm trying to be a leader on the team, I'm not gonna do every Zoom session or however we gonna do them this year, talking about my contract.
Look, if it comes, it comes. It's gonna be a surprise to me like it's gonna be a surprise to y'all ..." Ramsey then added: "I said I want you to call me one time, I said, when my deal is done. I said, When you feel like my deal is done, call me.
That's it. I'm not worried about it. I'm worried about football. I'm worried about other things in my life, like my blessings will come when they come, like I got all my trust in God, so when I give y'all an answer, that's the answer."