For a guy who hasn’t won anything in the NFL, Jalen Ramsey talks a lot. He’s certainly one of the best defensive backs in the NFL and he’s one of the best trash-talkers in the league. Back in 2018, Ramsey, now with the Los Angeles Rams, had a detailed list of quarterbacks he rated, and let’s just say he’s not a great judge of talent.
Jalen Ramsey has gone to four straight Pro Bowls
Don’t let the numbers fool you. Jalen Ramsey is a shutdown cornerback. He’s played in 15 games this season for the LA Rams and he’s had just one interception. That’s because most quarterbacks stay away from Ramsey. He’s been a Pro Bowler the last four years.
Ramsey, in his fifth season, is coming off a strong week against the Seattle Seahawks. Ramsey spent most of the game shadowing the bigger and stronger D.K. Metcalf. According to Next Gen Stats, Ramsey covered Metcalf on 69% of his plays and held him to three catches for 33 yards. Metcalf finished with five catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
Ramsey is a cornerback that gives wide receivers fits. He could play a huge role Saturday against the Green Bay Packers, covering Davante Adams. If he can take Adams out of the picture, or at least contain him, the Packers will be forced to rely on a No. 2 receiver they don’t really have.
Ramsey vs. Davante Adams should be a classic
Saturday might just be a matchup of the league’s best. When the LA Rams travel to face the Green Bay Packers, football fans will get to see one of the best individual matchups of the season. Jalen Ramsey will likely be all over Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams.
Both have established themselves as one of the best in their respective positions. Adams had a career year after leading the league in touchdowns with 18 despite missing two-plus games with an injury. Saturday’s game will feature a couple of alphas going at it.
Both Adams and Ramsey do their share of talking on the field. Adams, however, said he doesn’t think there will be a whole lot of that when the two face off. “Honestly I don’t see a whole lot of talking,” Adams said, according to Packers beat writer Ryan Wood. “It’ll probably get a little chippy every now and then, but I’ve got respect for him and, based on our conversations, I’m sure he’s got respect for me.”
Ramsey once called Josh Allen ‘trash’
In a 2018 GQ article, Jalen Ramsey rattled off a list of the league’s quarterbacks and gave his opinion on them. Let’s just say he’s better at covering wide receivers than he is judging talent. He blasted Buffalo Bills quarterback, calling him “trash.”
I think Allen is trash,” he said. “I don’t care what nobody say. He’s trash. And it’s gonna show too. That’s a stupid draft pick to me. We play them this year, and I’m excited as hell. I hope he’s their starting quarterback. He played at Wyoming. He never beat a big school. If you look at his games against big schools, it was always hella interceptions, hella turnovers. It’s like: Yo, if you’re this good, why couldn’t you do better? He fits that mold, he’s a big, tall quarterback. Big arm, supposedly. I don’t see it, personally.”
He called Kirk Cousins a “winner.” Ramsey said Deshaun Watson will “one hundred percent” win the MVP in the next couple of years. He said, “him and Carson Wentz, for every year starting now until five to ten years, it’s gonna be them two. They’re that good.” Ramsey’s a good player, but he’s even better when he keeps his mouth shut.