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5 Best Destinations for Jalen Ramsey After He Requested a Trade From the Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 08: Jalen Ramsey #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars lines up during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at TIAA Bank Field on September 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs v Jacksonville Jaguars | Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

After a public argument on the sidelines with head coach Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has requested to be traded away from the team that drafted him in 2016. While all 31 other teams should be in the market for an All-Pro corner like Ramsey, these five could and should swing a deal to further help their contention efforts.

5. Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 6: Jalen Ramsey #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars falls after being confronted by Taylor Lewan #77 of the Tennessee Titans after tackling Derrick Henry #22 during the fourth quarter at Nissan Stadium on December 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars v Tennessee Titans | Silas Walker/Getty Images

Ramsey, who made a couple podcast appearances with Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan, is a Tennessee native and has often talked up the idea of playing in his home state. From a football perspective, an already stingy pass defense would add an elite cornerback and become the favorites in the AFC South. That is, if Jacksonville could get over the idea of trading him in the division.

4. Chicago Bears

DENVER, COLORADO - SEPTEMBER 15: Defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano of the Chicago Bears works the sidelines against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on September 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears v Denver Broncos | Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The Bears are no stranger to trading draft picks for star defensive players, so why stop now? After losing Bryce Callahan to the Broncos in the offseason and seeing him replaced with the average Buster Skrine, adding Ramsey would restore Chicago's status as the best defense in football given their elite players at pass rusher (Khalil Mack), linebacker (Roquan Smith), and what could be a legendarily good secondary with Ramsey, Kyle Fuller and Eddie Jackson.

3. New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 09: Eli Apple #25 of the New Orleans Saints during a preseason  game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on August 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints | Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Marshon Lattimore's skills as a corner are nullified by opposing quarterbacks picking up big chunks of yards by throwing at the Saints' No. 2 an No. 3 corners in Eli Apple and PJ Williams. This is clearly a win-now operation, and the Saints shouldn't think twice about cutting ties with a pick if it means being able to pair Lattimore and Ramsey in Dennis Allen's defense. Yes, Drew Brees is out for a while, but if the defense can improve and Teddy Bridgewater doesn't blow games, the Saints can still sneak into the playoffs.

2. Kansas City Chiefs

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on from the sidelines against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of an NFL football game at RingCentral Coliseum on September 15, 2019 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders | Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

As lethal as Kansas City's doomsday offense can be on any given day, the Chiefs are still handicapped by a subpar secondary, even with the offseason acquisition of Tyrann Mathieu. Adding Ramsey would instantly shore up their defense and give Mahomes some security so he knows he doesn't need to throw four touchdowns in a quarter for his team to come out with a win.

1. Philadelphia Eagles

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons makes a reception over Ronald Darby #21 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of an NFL game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles v Atlanta Falcons | Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

We all knew the Eagles secondary wasn't great, but Ronald Darby took it to another level after Julio Jones cooked him for four quarters on Sunday Night. While getting Ramsey wouldn't fix all of their issues, it would be a mighty big band-aid for a contending team that could see its chances slip away due to one glaring flaw on the back end.