Rams sending Marcus Peters to Ravens could open door for Jalen Ramsey trade

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With the Los Angeles Rams pulling a surprise trade by sending Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens, could this open the door for Jalen Ramsey?

For weeks, the Los Angeles Rams have been one of numerous teams linked to being a potential trade partner for the Jacksonville Jaguars if they were to ever move on from Jalen Ramsey at cornerback.

Now that Marcus Peters is officially out of the picture after the team announced a trade on Tuesday that will send the cornerback to the Baltimore Ravens, it’s difficult not to wonder if this is an early sign for Ramsey to potentially come on board.

First off, let the record show that Los Angeles has yet to hint at any potential deal involving Ramsey, but it’s difficult not to wonder about this scenario when taking numerous factors into consideration.

For starters, one of the biggest topics of discussion heading into the 2019 season surrounding the Rams was whether Peters would be worth keeping around for the long run since the cornerback was in the final year of his contract.

Not to mention, with Aqib Talib dealing with a rib injury that resulted in the veteran going to IR, Los Angeles is in desperate need of help at the cornerback position heading into their Week 7 meeting with the Atlanta Falcons.

Peters has certainly been a headache at times with his play on the field, but also he’s proven to be a turnover machine at times to help make up for some of his mistakes.

With the trade deadline right around the corner, any sort of move by the Rams to try landing Ramsey from the Jaguars will need to take place sooner rather than later.

And while some will make the argument that Ramsey has proven to be just as much of a headache at times with the Jaguars, the talent alone is worth the risk, especially if it helps Los Angeles compete for a playoff spot in the NFC.

As mentioned before, the Rams have yet to indicate any plans of a potential deal involving Ramsey, but how are fans not supposed to have this kind of mindset when looking at the team’s current situation at cornerback?

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Los Angeles has pulled off plenty of amazing trades over the last few seasons, but if they find a way to deal Peters and upgrade with Ramsey at cornerback, this would obviously be huge.