We recently saw 2 major trades happen the other day involving top defensive backs, and NOT ONE involved the Bucs. With these trades, Tampa fans are already crossing off names on their lists.
Marcus Peters traded for LA Rams to Baltimore
Baltimore made a blockbuster trade to obtain CB Marcus Peters, which was later overshadowed by the Ramsey deal.
The Ravens sent linebacker Kenny Young and a 2020 draft pick to L.A. and received starting cornerback Marcus Peters. This happened after the Rams placed Aqib Talib on injured reserve, ending his season. Peters was a huge asset for the Rams, starting every game in last seasons Super Bowl run along with every game this year.
Jalen Ramsey dealt to the Rams hours later
Hours after the Peters/Young deal with the Ravens, the Rams made an automatic dash for the Jacksonville Jaguars to land arguably the best cornerback in the NFL in Jalen Ramsey. It definitely didn’t come cheap, as the Rams sent 2020 1st round, 2021 1st round, and 2021 4th round picks. One hell of an expensive trade.
Ramsey (2016 5th overall pick), is in the final year of his rookie deal. he is set to make $13.7M due to his exercised club option for 2020. Ramsey showed up to Jaguars training camp back in an armored truck driven by a man with a mega-phone stating, “It’s time to get this money, money!” Looks like the Rams are going to be giving Ramsey that lucrative contract.
So now what?
Well, I don’t know if Peters was ever on our radar, but, as for Ramsey, I would’ve liked to see him here, but for that price? Yeah, L.A. got you on that.
All there is now is a hope for a call to Arizona for Patrick Peterson or Trent Williams, or maybe Josh Norman.