On October 15, 2019, the Los Angeles Rams made a blockbuster trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars, acquiring standout (and disgruntled) cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
It was a huge trade and a top story in the 2019 NFL season. Now, exactly one year later, let’s look at some aspects of the deal and how it is working out:
The Rams sent first-round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-round pick in 2021. The Jaguars took LSU linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson with the 20th pick in the April draft as part of the deal.
Last month, the Rams extended Ramsey’s contract (that was a big reason why the Jaguars traded him) and gave him a five-year, $105 million deal with $71.2 million in guaranteed money. Ramsey, who turns 26 next week, will be a Ram for the long haul.
Rams record since trade: 10-5.
Jaguars record since trade: 5-9.
Ramsey stats since trade: 46 tackles, one interception and a half sack.
The Rams love Ramsey, who will be a top-of-the roster player during the prime of his career. He is a major reason why this new-look defense is performing so well. He is a foundation player and while the price (both in compensation and salary) was steep, the Rams should be happy they made this deal a year ago.