The Jaguars have received offers of two first-round picks for Ramsey, but the teams making those offers also wanted a second-round pick back in return along with Ramsey, according to sources.
So far, the Jaguars have refused to budge, and they continue to insist they will not, according to sources. This stance is driven, most of all, by team owner Shad Khan, who does not want a player dictating to him how to operate a franchise, according to sources. Thus the standoff continues.
If the Jaguars were willing to deal Ramsey, money would not be an issue, according to league sources. Ramsey would be willing to play for other teams around the league without getting a contract extension, which is why some believe that Ramsey’s issues with Jacksonville truly are not financially driven. His willingness to play for other teams without an extension is proof.
But there also are other holdups to a deal aside from Jacksonville’s stance. Even if they were willing to deal Ramsey at this time, which they currently are not, some sources say the Jaguars have questions about whether he even could pass a physical because of a back injury that is keeping him out of a second straight game Sunday and requiring further consultation.
Ramsey recently said he has dealt with back issues throughout his career and that they were severe enough that he was unable to practice for weeks. It wasn’t until the past two weeks, however, that his back put his playing status in doubt.
Ramsey spoke about his back problem on the latest episode of The Uninterrupted’s “17 Weeks” podcast. He has not practiced or played since the Jaguars’ Sept. 19 victory over Tennessee.
ESPN’s Michael DiRocco contributed to this report.