Two weeks into the season, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey requested a trade from the team and it seemed like it was going to happen.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said the Jags will not trade the former 2016 No. 5 overall pick, stressing they're doing "the right thing for the team."
Khan continued, saying he personally met with Ramsey and discussed the importance of his presence and the fact Jacksonville can do big things with him on the roster.
Ramsey requested his trade following a heated sideline argument with head coach Doug Marrone during the Week 2 loss to the Houston Texans. While many pointed to that being the catalyst for Ramsey wanting out, the corner revealed it actually stemmed from a behind-the-scenes disagreement with personnel chief Tom Coughlin.
Despite playing in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans, Ramsey has missed every practice since, stemming from an illness, back ailment, and the birth of his second child. Even though Ramsey didn't play this past weekend against the Denver Broncos, he did make the trip with the team.
Reports indicated a number interested buyers inquired about Ramsey's services, including one unspecified team that offered two first-round picks. But now the Jaguars are publicly adamant about keeping Ramsey, as the team is 2-2 with backup rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew impressing under center.