Everyone has an opinion on where Jalen Ramsey might end up. According to ESPN, “almost every team” has placed a call to Jacksonville to inquire about a trade.
That includes the Philadelphia Eagles. Some of those offers have been more substantial than others, per Josina Anderson. The most serious talks have come from the Chiefs, Ravens, Vikings, Raiders, Eagles and Seahawks.
As Eagles fan rush to hit refresh on their browsers and social media pages, let’s attempt to keep a running tally of all the rumors. Ramsey will play tonight for the Jaguars, with the eyes of the country glued to his every move.
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1. Peter King’s ‘Gut Feeling’ on Eagles
This was the biggest rumor making the internet rounds. NBC Sports contributor Peter King mentioned he had a “gut feeling” that the Eagles might be the ones to acquire Jalen Ramsey. He had them ranked ahead of Seattle, Kansas City and Baltimore in a speculative tweet. He listed a pretty specific trade package: a first-rounder, third-rounder and Sidney Jones. It’s important to note that King was purely making an educated guess, a fact he quickly reminded everyone about.
2. Jason LaCanfora Mentions Eagles
CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora echoed previous comments that almost every team in the NFL had kicked the tires on Jalen Ramsey. When pressed about the most serious inquiries, he narrowed his list down to three teams: Eagles, Chiefs, Seahawks. LaCanfora added that he thought it may take time for any team to get a deal done considering the uneasiness of Ramsey’s contract. Remember, he’s going to want an extension that makes him the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history. Look at something to get done by Week 9 or maybe Week 4 at the earliest.
3. Mike Garafolo Says Interest ‘High’
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo confirmed the Eagles have done their homework on Jalen Ramsey and their interest is “definitely high.” Garafolo went on to say that it’s hard to gauge exactly how close they are to getting a deal done because GM Howie Roseman kicks the tires on just about every possible move. Remember the report on Melvin Gordon? How about Jadeveon Clowney? One caveat: Garafolo doesn’t think the Eagles are willing to meet the Jaguars’ asking price of two first-round picks.
4. Howie Roseman Looks at Everything
Eagles GM Howie Roseman has been known for exploring every possible opportunity to improve the roster, albeit trade offer or waiver claim. While he didn’t pull the trigger on a deal for Jadeveon Clowney, there was smoke that the Eagles made an offer. Roseman didn’t comment on Jalen Rasmey but read into these previous comments when asked about whether he tried to get Clowney. “Anyone who is available at any level, whether they’re on the waiver wire or whether they’re available via trade, I promise we look into.”
5. Two Former Eagles Recruiting Jalen Ramsey
That’s right, two former Eagles players have taken to Twitter to throw their support behind the team acquiring Jalen Ramsey. Mark McMillian tweeted: Come on to the city of brotherly love — and tagged both Ramsey and Ike Reese. McMillian spent four seasons as a defensive back in Philadelphia and recorded eight interceptions. Reese, of course, works for 94 WIP and spent seven years with the Eagles as a linebacker and special teams contributor.