Jalen Ramsey has a few destinations in mind when it comes to his future in the NFL.
Ramsey, who was drafted fifth overall by Jacksonville in 2016, is not expecting a contract extension in 2019.
If the Jaguars — who exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie deal earlier this year — don’t secure the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback, he already has two teams in his sights.
He made an appearance on the ” Bussin’ With The Boys ” podcast, which was created by Titans’ Taylor Lewan and former linebacker Will Compton. The two asked Ramsey where he would like to play if he were to leave the organization and his answer included an AFC South rival.
“It would probably be either here (Titans) or Vegas (Raiders),” Ramsey said.
The decision had nothing to do with football. Well, not entirely.
He explained that Tennessee and Nevada do not have a state income tax.
Compton responded by pointing out that residents of Florida also don’t pay state income tax, something Ramsey has clearly gotten used to.
The Titans had some fun with Ramsey’s answer on social media, tweeting, “Your favorite player’s favorite team,” along with a photo of Ramsey as a child in a Titans jersey.
Your favorite player’s favorite team. @jalenramsey
See you 9.19.19 for TNF. pic.twitter.com/3KcpNx3n8G
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) June 22, 2019
Ramsey hasn’t been shy about wanting to get paid, arriving to the Jaguars’ training camp in an armored money truck. However, he firmly believes Jacksonville will not be the team that pays the money he’s looking for.
″I let my agent talked to them and they’ve had dialogue, of course,″ Ramsey said in June. ″But as far as I know, I’ve been let known that I won’t be getting a contract extension. Y’all take it however you may want to take that. But as long as I’m part of this organization, as long as I’m a part of Duval County, I’m going to give the city, the players all I got. I think you know that. I’ve fought through injuries and I haven’t missed a game yet.″
Ramsey had 65 tackles, three interceptions and 13 pass breakups in 2018.