The Los Angeles Rams have traded star cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the trade is expected to become official once the new league year starts on March 15.
The Dolphins are reportedly sending the No. 77 overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft and tight end Hunter Long to the Rams in exchange for Ramsay. Long is a former third-round pick who played 16 games in NFL and has one catch on his resume.
Ramsay himself already confirmed the trade in a series of social media posts, including a “love you & thank you” for the LA Rams and the LA Rams’ fans.
The Rams have been looking to move Ramsey for a while now despite the fact that he is considered one of the best cornerbacks in the league. They will get a badly needed salary cap relief with his contract off the books while also not having to pay the remainder of his five-year, $100 million contract.
The Dolphins happily agreed to be the team that pays Ramsey’s salary, guaranteeing the next two years of the contract as part of the trade. With the 28-year-old in the building, they now have one of the most intimidating secondaries in the game that also boosts another All-Pro cornerback in Xavien Howard.
The Los Angeles Rams landed Jalen Ramsey in a blockbuster trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019 that saw them surrender two first-round picks and a fourth-rounder. The trade paid off big time for the Rams, as Ramsey was one of the key players in their Super Bowl-winning run in 2021.