The Jaguars’ star cornerback has been making a lot of headlines this offseason and doesn’t seem interested in slowing down, either. Jalen Ramsey has already faced a team suspension this offseason for going after local media over their treatment of the team.
Today, an interview with GQ released in which Ramsey talked about the quarterbacks he thinks are good and the ones he thinks aren’t. He made some pretty bold claims, which isn’t entirely surprising, because cornerbacks, especially good ones, have to be pretty cocky.
Most interestingly for Colts fans, Ramsey had this to say about Andrew Luck:
Andrew Luck—I don’t really think he’s that good. Him and T.Y. [Hilton] had a connection in the past that made him stand out a little bit more, but I don’t think he’s good.
Most coaches, general managers, and cornerbacks would disagree with Ramsey. In fact, so would the numbers for 2016 vs Ramsey, which is the only time he has faced Andrew Luck.
Keep in mind that this was an Andrew Luck playing through serious injury. Perhaps Ramsey simply has short term memory and is too busy basking in the glow of a stellar defensive performance by himself and the team at large in 2017. It is entirely possible that he has forgotten getting burned deep by none other than Andrew Luck to Phillip Dorsett, for a long touchdown.
There is no doubt that Ramsey is an incredibly talented player. However, he doesn’t seem to have a lot of self-awareness. His team is just one season removed from 3-13, and has by far the worst quarterback situation in the NFL. There is little doubt that the front office for the Jaguars would love to have just about any of the quarterbacks he claimed were terrible instead of the one they’ve got.
Maybe it is just me, but I would rather my star player let his play do the talking than have him out there providing bulletin board material for opposing teams. Andrew Luck won’t face the Jaguars until week 11 coming out of the bye. Any rust he had will be long gone, and then we’ll see how much Ramsey feels like talking.