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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Jalen Ramsey was complimentary in past of new teammate Jared Goff

Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey’s penchant for criticizing NFL quarterbacks was always going to potentially make trade talks surrounding him somewhat awkward, but he ended up in a place where he hadn’t already burned a bridge.

When Ramsey gave his infamous interview to GQ prior to the 2018 season in which he trashed multiple quarterbacks, the former Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback actually was somewhat complimentary of Jared Goff.

Here was Ramsey’s quote to GQ about the Los Angeles Rams quarterback.

“Jared Goff, he’s average to above average. He reminds me of Jimmy Garoppolo a little bit. Year one, he wasn’t good. He wasn’t even good enough to earn his own starting role. Like, if you the number one pick, you expected to start now. Period. He wasn’t ready to do that. He wasn’t able to do that. Then when he did get in, he didn’t really do that good. But in his second year, they got a new offensive coordinator. Your offensive coordinator is just your brainiac. When we played them, it felt like his offensive coordinator was drawing up perfect plays and then he was hitting the open man. For what his team ask him to do, yeah, he’s good.”

That’s about as positive as it got from Ramsey, so that’s a good sign.

Ramsey was acquired by the Rams for two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick. LA made the move for the cornerback even though he’s only under contract through next season.

Between Goff, Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald, Brandin Cooks and Ramsey, the Rams will have some of the highest-paid players in the league by position come next season.

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