Adam Schefter is reporting this morning that Jalen Ramsey and the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a contract extension. The deal is for five-years, $105 million that makes him the highest paid cornerback ever. $21 million per season. $71.2 million GUARANTEED (also a record). Wow.
Jalen Ramsey and the LA Rams have agreed to terms on a massive extension that totally resets the cornerback market. The 5 year $105M extension averages $21M per year and is the largest contract signed by a cornerback.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2020
Asked about the deal, agent @DavidMulugheta confirmed it.
The star cornerback has been all over the Rams about an extension since his arrival, so a deal getting done during a pandemic should work. No better time to gain financial security.
Seems that the top five picks in the ’16 draft did okay for themselves.
With Jalen Ramsey agreeing to a five-year, $105 million deal, that means each of the top 5 picks in the 2016 NFL draft earned record-breaking deals at the time they signed.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) September 9, 2020
1. Jared Goff
2. Carson Wentz
3. Joey Bosa
4. Ezekiel Elliott
5. Jalen Ramsey
Not to say this is the ’03 NBA draft, but drafting 5/5 players worth a damn in the top picks is impressive!
We checked in on Ramsey himself this morning. Seems to happy about the new money:
To whom this may concern 😂😂😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Jo6cfowiHR— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) September 9, 2020
Unlike Kodak Black, Jalen Ramsey’s money on Instagram can be as real as he wants it to be. At roughly $1.3 million/game, the all-pro should have no problem flexing on and off the field. Money usually brings out exactly who that person always intended to be and we can’t wait to see it this year.
As for the Rams, they lock up their best cornerback despite financial limitations they had to navigate these past couple years. Good on them.