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September 19, 2019

NFL trade rumors: Peter King thinks Eagles are Jalen Ramsey's most likely destination

Will Howie Roseman land the Birds the All-Pro cornerback their defense desperately needs?

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Jalen Ramsey, shown here practicing his impersonation of an eagle, for when Howie Roseman pulls the trigger on a trade for the Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback.

Jalen Ramsey will play a football game with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. If one NFL insider is correct, his next start could come in midnight green, in the same secondary as Malcolm Jenkins.

Peter King, of NBC and of the football world, shared an interesting tweet that's worth unpacking on Thursday afternoon:

The tweet definitely isn't nothing. King prefaces the entire tweet with the term "gut feel", likely because he hasn't heard these exact terms from specific front offices in the days since Ramsey requested a trade. But a reporter as plugged-in as King, who knows basically every human being connected to the NFL, doesn't just toss out speculation without having a certain level of knowledge.


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The price feels just about fair, not too low so as to be random speculation but not too high so that Eagles fans (and, frankly, the Eagles' front office) would balk. A first-round pick seems like a guarantee. The question now will be what else is sent in a deal, either from the Eagles or from another team. A player will also likely be involved, since the Jaguars are still a football team, ostensibly still with postseason aspirations considering it's only Week 3.

Elsewhere in the NFL reporter universe, Josina Anderson of ESPN shared this nugget Thursday:

Nothing in that tweet is surprising, though it does back up the general consensus that Ramsey will be out of Jacksonville between Thursday's game and Week 4.

In my opinion, which is far less important than Jimmy Kempski's opinion, this price is just right for Howie Roseman to pull the trigger.


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The Eagles desperately need cornerback help if they want to make a run at a second Super Bowl in three years. Ramsey turns 25 years old next month, is quite possibly the best cornerback in the league, and would immediately change Jim Schwartz's entire world for the better.

Also, here's some food for thought on trading for young talent:

We'll see what happens.


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