NFL rumors: Rams took less in Jalen Ramsey trade from Dolphins for 1 reason
Although the Los Angeles Rams had better trade offers on the table for star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, they wanted to do right by him in sending him to the Miami Dolphins. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported the reason Ramsey went to Miami was two-fold: One, the Rams wanted to do right by Ramsey and two, the Dolphins were the only team he was okay with being traded to.
For a team that suffered the worst Super Bowl hangover by a winner since John Elway retired, it is hard to understand why Rams general manager would not take as much as he could get for Ramsey. The Rams could be markedly better in 2023, but the San Francisco 49ers should be strong once again, the Seattle Seahawks never say die and the Arizona Cardinals cannot be worse.
What should not get lost in Breer’s feature is this: Ramsey did not want to leave Los Angeles. He really liked it there and so did his daughters. He liked playing for Sean McVay and having Raheem Morris as his defensive coordinator. Although he grew up in Nashville, Ramsey played his college ball at Florida State and was drafted No. 5 overall by Jacksonville, so a Floridan return made sense.
Breer did not mention other teams in on Ramsey, but it was going to be hard to top the Miami fit.