NFL Rumors: Looks like Dolphins fleeced Rams for Jalen Ramsey
Haven't heard of Hunter Long? There's a reason for that. He has played a grand total of 183 offensive snaps, been targeted three times, and caught one pass for eight yards. It's the equivalent of landing two bags of Cool Ranch Doritos.
While the trade is now agreed to, the transaction will not become official until the 2023 NFL season, which will begin on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 1:00 pm PT. So how ugly is it? You had better get a box of Kleenex handy to see it all on paper. Here are the terms of the trade:
Whelp, that is an incredibly underwhelming return for Jalen Ramsey. Seriously? A third round pick? Just . . . wow.
Dolphins fleeced the LA Rams
I'm torn between crying and laughing hysterically. I'm sorry, but there is no way that I can see this pitiful return as anything more than a complete fleecing of the LA Rams by the Miami Dolphins. Rams rumors indicated that the Rams wanted a first-round pick to get this trade done. But even if the Rams failed to do so, they could have, and should have, insisted on at least a 2023 second-round pick plus a conditional pick in 2024 based on Ramsey's performance. Instead, this is what the trade looks like:
The LA Rams clearly wanted to add Long to the transaction. He is under contract for two more seasons at a team-friendly price, which adds another player to the Rams' rapidly depleting roster. In landing Long, I will speculate that the Rams' need for a tight end in the 2023 NFL Draft has been squelched for the time being and that the urgency to address the Rams secondary has become a screaming need, complete with klaxons, alarms, and flashing red warning lights.
Okay, so who is Hunter Long?