Jalen Ramsey is clearly taking a different approach to cashing in on a new contract in 2020 than he did last year.
In one of the most memorable training camp arrivals in the history of training camp arrivals, Ramsey (literally) brought a Brinks truck to camp in Jacksonville ahead of the 2019 season.
Three months later, he was traded to the LA Rams. He is now entering the final year of his contract. Both the Rams and Ramsey have said the right things publicly about getting a deal done in the recent past.
But on Tuesday, while talking to media members, Ramsey made it clear he is not interested in discussing the deal. He said that is up to the Rams and his agent and he wants to only know about the talks when a deal is struck.
Ramsey apparently lost his composure for a bit while discussing his reasons for not discussing his contract.
Couple points here.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) August 4, 2020
- Ramsey was frustrated to get contract Qs, explains its because he asked his agent to keep him in the dark re. negotiations until done. He isn’t worried & only wants one phone call.
- He says Rams, Mulugheta have a longtime understanding about the contract. https://t.co/gLPBNIMcuP
Rams CB Jalen Ramsey walked away briefly from the Zoom press conference after being asked multiple questions about his contract. Came back after a few minutes and emphasized that he’s not worried about the timing. https://t.co/B1RsUWpx1K— Emmanuel Morgan (@_EmmanuelMorgan) August 4, 2020
Afterwards, Ramsey politely took to Twitter to clear the air and further explain his stance.
Lol I love the Rams PR & media that cover the team. They pushed me today for an answer about my contract ..The only answer I geniuly have is that I DONT KNOW!! I can say that I have the best agent in the game tho @DavidMulugheta & I can also say that God’s timing is the best!— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) August 4, 2020
I don’t see this being a big deal. Ramsey is just 25 years old and is expecting a life-changing contract. It’s understandable that he is bit edgy. But in the end, his approach is correct. He should let the Rams and his agent to do their jobs. His focus is and should be on the field. The contract will work itself out.