The Los Angeles Rams have signed cornerback, Jalen Ramsey, to a NFL record deal.
The deal is worth up to $105M, and the Rams have a cornerstone on defense for the next five seasons. This is the largest contract is NFL history for a corner, as Ramsey will be averaging $21M. The deal is $3.5M more than newly paid Bills corner Tre’Davious White.
Coming out of Florida State University, Ramsey was a legit top three pick, dropping to fifth amid a quarterback friendly draft.
Since entering the league, Ramsey has accomplished two Pro-Bowls and was named to the NFL All-Pro team. The star corner also help lead a Jaguars team to the playoffs in 2017, ending a ten year playoff drought.
The Rams acquired Ramsey after his fallout with Jaguars owner, Shahid Khan, and the team starting after their AFC Championship loss.
The Rams sent Jacksonville two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick to seal the deal.
On HBO’s,” Hard Knocks,” Jalen Ramsey was on his way to his timed media time for an interview.
Ramsey’s first question was in relation to his on going contract conversations, and how far a deal was from being done. To say the least, Ramsey wasn’t too excited to talk about the subject:
“My agent is taking care of it, I am worried about football and only football. I just want to win and my agents will take care of everything else, so there’s nothing to worry about,” said Ramsey.
Considering the Rams and Ramsey both mutually had interest in a deal in October, we knew they would eventually agree to an extension. It took until one day before the NFL kickoff to lock him with the Rams for the next five seasons.