Jalen Ramsey has firmly established himself as one of the premier corners in the NFL over his first two years in the league.
The Jaguars star is undoubtedly one of the top cover corners in the game, and he’s certainly not been afraid to tell people that either.
Ramsey has also developed quite the reputation for his trash talk, both on and off the field, and he’s certainly not shy to express his opinions on anything football related in the public eye.
He’s obviously a fan favourite in Jacksonville as a result, but he’s rubbing a lot of people the wrong way with his brutal honesty at times.
And, this week he might’ve made his most controversial comments to date…
In an interview with GQ, Ramsey revealed his rather brash opinions on a series of NFL quarterbacks, and some of them are not going to like what they read.
He took a particularly strong stance on Bills rookie Josh Allen, calling him ‘trash’ amidst a staggering tirade that will surely land him in some hot water with his team and other players around the league.
Allen has had his fair share of doubters, put Ramsey systematically picked him apart in a rather entertaining rant.
“I think Allen is trash,” the 23-year-old told GQ. “I don’t care what nobody say. He’s trash. And it’s gonna show too. That’s a stupid draft pick to me.
“We play them this year, and I’m excited as hell. I hope he’s their starting quarterback. He played at Wyoming. Every time they played a big school—like, they played Iowa State, which is not a big school in my opinion because I went to Florida State, and he threw five interceptions, and they lost by a couple touchdowns or something like that. He never beat a big school. If you look at his games against big schools, it was always hella interceptions, hella turnovers. It’s like: Yo, if you’re this good, why couldn’t you do better? He fits that mold, he’s a big, tall quarterback. Big arm, supposedly. I don’t see it, personally.”
He then turned his attention to some of the more established and most respected signal callers around the league, including Super Bowl winners Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco, and slated them for their various shortcomings too.
“Flacco sucks. I played him two years in a row. He sucks,” Ramsey said.
“Big Ben, I think he’s decent at best,” he added. “It’s not Big Ben, it’s [Antonio Brown]. Big Ben slings the ball a lot of the time. He just slings it, and his receivers go get it. He has a strong arm, but he ain’t all that. I played him twice last year, and he really disappointed me.”
Quite the strong take on a two-time Super Bowl winner and one of the top passers of the modern era…
Even 2016 MVP Matt Ryan wasn’t safe from Ramsey’s critical rant!
“I think Matt Ryan’s overrated,” Ramsey continued. “You can’t tell me you win MVP two years ago, and then last year, you a complete bust, and you still got Julio Jones? There’s no way that should ever happen. I don’t care. You know what that tells me? That tells me [Kyle] Shanahan left, went to San Francisco, got [Jimmy] Garoppolo, made Garoppolo this big thing. And now Garoppolo is a big name—and now [Ryan] has this bad year? Alright, well, was it really you, or was it your coach? He was doing what was asked of him and it was making him look really, really good.”
In fact, the young corner only had seven QB’s in the league today that rated as ‘OK’ or better.
“Aaron Rodgers does not [suck]. Tom Brady doesn’t,” Ramsey said. “I gotta think now, about all the teams. . . . I think Marcus Mariota is a great quarterback for their team. I think Tyrod Taylor is actually a better quarterback than he gets credit for, because he does not make mistakes. He’s honestly a Marcus Mariota type player, where he manages a game really well, always has them at least in position to be in the game late in the game. . . . Deshaun Watson, he’ll be the league MVP in a couple years. One hundred percent. There’s not even a debate about that. Him and Carson Wentz, for every year starting now until five to 10 years, it’s gonna be them two. They’re that good. . . . Dak Prescott, he’s good. He’s alright. He’s OK.”
Whilst it’s an awfully entertaining interview, he’s sure to have fired up every single opponent that’s readying to face him this season and there’ll undoubtedly be one or two that will be willing to get in his face and let him know what they’re about too.
Ramsey won’t mind that though, and that’s part of what makes him so fun to watch.