The LA Rams efforts to re-sign All-Pro CB Jalen Ramsey is one of, if not the most, important personnel moves the Rams can make for the foreseeable future
Okay, the LA Rams negotiations to re-sign All-Pro DB Jalen Ramsey will take some time to give it proper justice. So the only way to do that is to start from the beginning. So that’s just what we’ll do. Ahem. “In the beginning, there was darkness. From the darkness sprang light…” Too far back? Gotcha. Let’s start that again.
When the LA Rams began the 2019 season, the team showed started cornerbacks, Marcus Peters, and Aqib Talib. The team had traded for both to start the 2018 NFL season. The Rams were eager to get them both onto the field once more for the 2019 season.
Events went off-script
But the 2019 season didn’t follow the script envisioned for it as the Rams made their final roster cuts to get down to the 53-man roster. It started with the struggles of CB Marcus Peters to prosper in the Rams defense, which often counted on the outside cornerbacks to play press-man coverage. Peters couldn’t do it, at least, not to the Rams standards. Remember how Peters got burned for a 67-yard touchdown by Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans?
The following week, Talib suffered an injury in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He would not play again for the Rams. The downward spiral began, as the Rams would only win three of the next seven games. With numerous injuries to the offensive line, Talib out for the season, and Peters not panning out, Rams general manager worked some trades.
In the end, the Rams traded Aqib Talib and a fifth-round pick to the Miami Dolphins as a salary dump. We had looked at the next two transactions in detail, and you can review that here. The team then traded CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens to restore a fifth-round pick and add LB Kenny Young. Finally, the Rams traded two first-round picks plus a fourth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for CB Jalen Ramsey.