Over the past week, the Jalen Ramsey trade saga has taken quite a few turns — but more than that, it’s narrowed and gotten more specific.
A few days ago, we could have said a number of problems within the Jacksonville Jaguars organization is the reason for the All-Pro cornerback wanting a trade.
But as the week has gone on, Ramsey has publicly stated he has nothing against the coaches, the scheme, or how he’s used on defense. The sideline altercation with coaches? Water under the bridge. (No, really!)
What Ramsey has said — and said all along — is that his problems stem from one man: Tom Coughlin.
And now it’s being reported by Chris Mortensen, in very plain terms, that head coach Doug Marrone definitively does not want to see Ramsey traded.
The Jaguars are 1-2. Good divisional win. You don't trade Jalen Ramsey. Period. I'm not alone in that thought. This is a team that came within a whisker of going to the Super Bowl in 2017. They were hit hard by injuries in 2018.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 20, 2019
Same coach who led them in 2017 and the coach does not want him traded.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 20, 2019
The coach does not want him traded.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 20, 2019
So... to recap: Jalen Ramsey has no ill will towards teammates, fans, or the city. He is not mad at his coaches or how he’s used here. The coaches want to see him stay and realize he’s an enormous talent. The fans don’t want to see him go. The owner wants to make him the highest paid cornerback in the league. That locker room respects him and the team’s identity is wrapped up in him.
There is only one man who has escalated the situation to this point and wants to see Jalen Ramsey go — Tom Coughlin.