What reportedly was the final straw for the Jaguars and Jalen Ramsey

Ruben Hill
October 20, 2019

Considering it's possible it takes the Rams and Ramsey longer than expected to agree on his new deal, the 24-year-old provided the Rams a gentleman's agreement that reportedly states if the talks bleed over into 2020 training camp and the subsequent regular season - he won't hold out.

However, the promise does come with conditions.

Jacksonville Jaguars team owner Shad Khan thought his relationship with cornerback Jalen Ramsey could save the relationship between Ramsey and the front office, but after Ramsey was not available for last week's game Khan decided it was time to let go. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Ramsey promised the Rams that he won't hold out if a contract extension isn't reached before next season.

He'll be relatively patient with the Rams as the two sides work through contract negotiations.

Ramsey was moved to the Rams earlier this week after asking the Jaguars to trade him following a Week 2 spat with coach Doug Marrone.

He has also been working his way from a back injury that kept him out of the last three games.

In exchange, Jacksonville got 2020 and 2021 first-round picks in addition to a 2021 fourth-round pick.

The Jaguars had been able to tolerate Ramsey's trade demands and off-field antics into the 2019 season.

Among the Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers and even a Jacksonville team that begrudgingly traded Ramsey, the Rams believe there would be a strong market to get back a healthy portion of the compensation they gave up. "But now I've got a new chapter starting in my life, going out to LA and going to be a part of the LA Rams".

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