Some big strides have already been made in the NFL offseason, with Derek Carr signing with the Saints and Panthers to become the No. 1 draft pick from Chicago, but things will really kick off on Monday when free agency begins.
That meant most expected Sunday to be a day of rumblings over which teams would be chasing which players, but by early afternoon Josina Anderson and Ian Rapoport overheard that the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams were in intense talks over were a trade that would do so sending All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey to Miami.
I was told #Aries & The #dolphins are in intensive talks about a trade for CB Jalen Ramsey. A deal isn’t finalized yet, but according to a league source, there’s “a high probability” of it happening at this point. A lot of teams are interested in Ramsey, but the focus is on where he wants to be.
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 12, 2023
While the deal wasn’t final, the details certainly seemed like just a formality, especially after Ramsey tweeted about his excitement at the news of his impending move.
Shortly after, Adam Schefter shared the details of the trade, saying it was complete as Miami sent a third-rounder and tight end Hunter Long to LA for Ramsey.
The deal is now agreed, according to sources:
🏈Dolphins bring in Pro Bowl CB Jalen Ramsey.
🏈Rams get 2023 third-round pick (#77) and TE Hunter Long.
Trading is processed on Wednesday when the league year begins. pic.twitter.com/0KJIeoS6fj
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2023
The Dolphins’ pass defense was a disappointment in 2022, allowing opponents to throw 66.7 percent of their passes (26th in the NFL), 3,992 yards (26th in the NFL) and 27 touchdowns (25th in the NFL). , while picking up opponents just eight times (29th in the NFL). Ramsey would be a welcome addition to this group as they look to add a true shutdown corner that can bring a little more physicality to the outside.
For the Rams, they’re probably looking for a bit of a reset in terms of their resource allocation as it’s clearly not a move to get better on the field. They don’t get a ton back for Ramsey and only add a mid-round pick, but they pull a significant amount of money on their cap hand since Ramsey had three years left on his deal. Provided Ramsey continues to play at the level he is, this is certainly a high value game for a Dolphins team that has had a ton of cap place this offseason and, rather than just looking for free agent signings, one Star found in the commercial market they could land and just be absorbed into space.
https://uproxx.com/sports/rams-dolphins-jalen-ramsey-trade-details/ The Rams are reportedly selling Jalen Ramsey to the Dolphins