On Tuesday, we asked how you felt about the San Francisco 49ers possibly acquiring star cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars. You either feel like he’s a locker room cancer and a diva, and want nothing to do with him. Or you’re a fan of talent and are willing to part ways with a first-round pick for one of the best players at a premium position.
According to NBC Sports Matt Maiocco, the 49ers are not in on trade talks that have centered around Ramsey. Here’s an excerpt from Matt:
The 49ers likely are not currently active in discussions to acquire Ramsey due to the level of compensation the Jaguars are seeking, as well as the price it would cost to sign Ramsey to a contract extension. Ramsey is scheduled to make $13.7 million in 2020 on the fifth-year option.
Part of the reasoning is that the 49ers have to extend George Kittle and DeForest Buckner soon. Ramsey is a top-tier talent, and if it were only for a first-round pick, I’d do it. The salary cap is fake, and the 49ers have some smart people that know how to work their way around the cap.
I wonder how different this would be if the secondary had performed like many fans and media expected through the first two games. Ahkello Witherspoon has been unbelievably good through two weeks. We haven’t seen Jason Verrett yet, as Emmanuel Moseley and D.J. Reed offer special teams ability. That and Verrett has only been fully healthy for a couple of weeks. The 49ers have been adamant about taking things slowly with him.
Don’t expect the 49ers to be the team that acquires Ramsey later this week.