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Jaguars exercise Jalen Ramsey’s fifth-year option

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have exercised the fifth-year option on fourth-year All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey is now under contract with the Jaguars through the 2020 NFL season.

Ramsey, who has totaled 193 career tackles, 44 passes defensed and nine interceptions (one for a touchdown), has started all 48 games since being drafted with the fifth overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has been selected to back-to-back Pro Bowls and finished the 2018 season with 65 tackles (59 solo), 13 passes defensed and three interceptions.

He is the only AFC cornerbacks to earn consecutive Pro Bowl bids, and he’s one of eight players in franchise history and just three on defense (defensive tackles Marcus Stroud and John Henderson) to earn multiple Pro Bowl honors.

In Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ramsey became the youngest player in franchise history to register multiple interceptions in a single game. His 11 career games with multiple passes defensed are the most by a player 24-or-younger in franchise history. In 2017, he was part of the NFL’s No. 1 passing defense and posted four interceptions and 17 passes defensed en route to Associated Press first-team All-Pro honors.