According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to trade cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins for a 2023 third-round pick and tight end Hunter Long. The NFL will process the trade on Wednesday, the official start date of the 2023 season. The NFL Network reports that the Dolphins have agreed to guarantee the next two seasons on Ramsey’s deal worth an estimated 36.9 million. Ramsey had three years left on his deal with an opt-out for 2024.
Ramsey played on the team that defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI. In that game, Ramsey had four tackles, and one pass defended.
He departs L.A. as a Super Bowl champion, a six-time Pro Bowl corner, and a three-time first-team All-Pro corner (2017, 2020, and 2021).
Ramsey, 28, played for the Rams for the past three and a half seasons. He finished the 2022 regular NFL season with four interceptions, 18 passes defended, 12 pass breakups, three forced fumbles, and two sacks, ranking him as the third-highest cornerback last season, according to Pro Football Focus.
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Ramsey commented on the trade Sunday via Twitter, writing:
“I prayed for this specifically for about a month & now it’s happening! @MiamiDolphins LETSGO!”
It wasn’t long ago that the Rams traded for Ramsey. In 2019, the Rams sent first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021 to the Jacksonville Jaguars for his services. Less than a year later, Ramsey signed a five-year, $105 million contract extension, the largest ever at his position. As the Rams continue to move to get under the salary cap, trading Ramsey before June 1 will result in a $5.6 million cap savings.
Overall, in the seven seasons that Ramsey has played in the NFL, he has 19 interceptions, seven forced fumbles, and two sacks.