Jalen Ramsey has epic tweet as blockbuster Dolphins trade rumors swirl
The Miami Dolphins could land one of the best defensive backs in all of football, as they are closing in on Rams CB Jalen Ramsey.
Miami is just one of several teams interested in trading for Jalen Ramsey, the main difference being that the Dolphins are the preferred option for the 28-year-old.
According to CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson, there is a high probability that Ramsey will end up with the Miami Dolphins in the coming days. The deal is not finalized, but the Dolphins have a huge advantage over other potential suitors.
I’m told the #Rams & the #Dolphins are in deep discussions about a deal for CB Jalen Ramsey. The deal has not been finalized, but there is a “high probability” it could happen, at this time, according to the league’s source. A lot of teams care about Ramsey, but the focus is on where he wants to be.
– JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 12, 2023
Ramsey is expected to be one of the first dominos to fall in the trade market, and Eagles CB Darius Slay is likely to follow. Philadelphia gave Slay’s agent permission to seek a trade just days earlier. Ramsey’s compensation will go a long way in determining how much a player like Slay can make in the trade market.
NFL rumours: Miami Dolphins close in on Jalen Ramsey trade
Ramsey was already signed on a long-term basis, making him an attractive fit in Miami. The Rams signed a five-year, $100 million contract extension before the start of the 2020 season. In his three-plus season with Los Angeles, Ramsey had 10 interceptions, 209 tackles, and two sacks.
While Ramsey’s necklace is intimidating on the outside looking in, the fine details suggest otherwise. There’s only a guaranteed $5 million left in Ramsey’s contract, which means the Dolphins inherit very little risk. Ramsey also has an out in his deal after the 2024 season.
Ramsey seems, for what it’s worth, excited about the potential trade, as evidenced by his recent social media activity.
The Dolphins have made a huge step forward this season, particularly offensively. If Tua Tagovailoa can come back healthy, Mike McDaniel’s crew should be a playoff team again.
Defensively, they have some work to do. Getting Ramsey on is a good first step toward fixing the secondary.