Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is slowly but surely forcing the Jaguars to consider a successful trade this offseason, league sources told ESPN.
Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who has one more year of contract with his rookie, said he said "over and over again that I want to play for a team throughout my career."
Big Ben is not willing to fire verbal shots at Ramsey, but he will not be afraid to fire some Ramsey footballs in his rematch with the Jaguars.
A source in the league said he "absolutely" believes the Jaguars will entertain the idea of swapping Ramsey, while another NFL general manager said he would not be surprised if that is the route the Jaguars decide to follow.
Much of this has been caused by Ramsey, who tweeted last week: "When I've left here, you will have missed me."
When I leave here, you will have missed me. I'm not even trippin lol
– Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) November 12, 2018
Ramsey went to the tweet last Thursday and said it was aimed at "fake fans" who have not stayed with the Jaguars, who have been among the biggest disappointments in the NFL this season. The Jaguars went 10-6, won the AFC South and reached the conference championship last season.
But despite having a 3-1 start this season, Jacksonville (3-6) is the last in the AFC South thanks to a five-game losing streak.
Ramsey emphasized Thursday that he wants to "play for a team throughout my career," but his behavior has drawn the attention of his team, according to sources. The franco cornerback has made headlines several times in recent years due to his brazen opinions, both on himself and on rival players.
As unthinkable as it was to trade a player of Ramsey's caliber, keep in mind that the Giants considered switching to Odell Beckham Jr. offseason before deciding to sign the star receiver with a long-term contract.
Ramsey has next season and a fifth-year option remaining in his contract with the Jaguars, who will either have to make him the best-paid cornerback in the game or make the decision to withdraw from it.
Michael DiRocco of ESPN contributed to this report.