NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Smyra native and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey finally brought the show back home. He did not return to Nashville in a Brinks Trunk, though.
Ramsey’s latest commentary arrived via a bus…with some Boys.
Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan and free agent linebacker Will Compton hosted Ramsey on the latest edition of their podcast, Bussin’ With The Boys. Playing on the fourth year of his rookie contract, Ramsey has been vocal in his quest for an extension that Jacksonville has been hesitant to give out thus far. The Jags front office communicated to Ramsey and his representation at Athletes First in June that there would be no extension in 2019, leaving the door open for potential suitors.
“I was a Titans fan just naturally living here and then I was kind of a Dallas Cowboy fan because, you know, America’s Team,” Ramsey told Lewan and Compton. “They were on TV the most.”
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But where would the ideal playing situation be for Ramsey in his mind?
“It’d probably be either (Nashville) or Vegas,” Ramsey responded when asked.
It has been well documented that Ramsey and his family supported Tennessee’s NFL franchise as natives. His Titans fandom comes as no surprise nor should his affinity for Vegas, given his personality and flare for the dramatic.
Ramsey would fit well with Gruden’s Raiders as they prepare to make the jump to Sin City and many in Nashville would welcome him home with open arms. The All-Pro corner recorded three interceptions and 13 passes defensed in 2018. Jacksonville finished at the bottom of the AFC South standings last year (5-11) and the defense regressed from Hall-of-Fame caliber to merely really good.
Ramsey went on to reiterate his “no discount” position in regards to a future contract with the Jaguars on BWTB. Titans GM Jon Robinson’s interest or willingness to spend for a player of Ramsey’s caliber would be unlikely given what Tennessee’s salary cap will look like over the next couple of seasons.
The idea of Lewan and Ramsey talking trash for the same team, though, is the stuff that media dreams are made of.