Rams shock NFL world by acquiring Jalen Ramsey in trade with Jaguars

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The Los Angeles Rams pulled off the unthinkable by agreeing to a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for Jalen Ramsey.

After seeming like a long shot to land Jalen Ramsey for months, the Los Angeles Rams pulled off a surprise move on Tuesday to land the former Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback.

Earlier in the day when the Rams threw the fan base off by agreeing to send Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens in a trade, it seemed like a bigger plan was in the works.

With Los Angeles receiving the unfortunate news that Aqib Talib would be heading to IR after suffering a rib injury in Week 5 during a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Rams weren’t in the best position to trade Peters since he was arguably their best cornerback option.

But now that Ramsey is officially coming on board, the deal involving Peters make a lot more sense, and puts Los Angeles in much better position on defense.

For weeks, there have been plenty of potential trade talks surrounding Ramsey after the star cornerback seemed to make it pretty clear that he was unhappy in Jacksonville.

And even though there were numerous times since the beginning of the season in which progress seemed to be made between Ramsey and the Jaguars, a fresh start seemed to be the best option for both parties.

For Jacksonville, the team no longer has to worry about any potential future drama involving Ramsey, and while it will be difficult to adjust on defense without the talent, one can only imagine the excitement of gaining two future first-round draft picks.

As for the Rams, once Ramsey is healthy enough to look like his normal self on the defensive side of the football, this addition should provide an immediate boost to the passing defense.

Dating back to last season, Los Angeles has proven to be a team in win-now mode with the mindset of being open to any move to put the team in the best position possible to make a Super Bowl run.

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Ramsey isn’t going to solve all the issues the Rams have been dealing with over their first six games, but for a team currently on a three-game losing streak, pulling off this trade is a big deal for Los Angeles.