As Ramsey emerged, he added, “Time to get this money.”
It was a fun way to enter camp and it’s sure to get a lot of attention, but that truck is going to leave empty because the Jaguars have him under contract for two more years after picking up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. He’ll earn $3.6 million this season and $13.7 million in 2020 before being eligible for free agency in 2021. It’s in the Jaguars’ interests to take no further action with Ramsey, 24, and he has made it clear this offseason that he thinks they’re making a mistake.
“Next year, especially after I ball, they’re going to come to me, ‘Hey, you know, we want to holler at you,” Ramsey said in an Instagram Live video posted in June. “That number is going to be so ungodly. … They’re going to say, ‘Oh god, can’t we get a little discount, 20 percent off?'”
“I’m going to tell them, ‘Last year you could have gotten that discount,’” Ramsey said. “'This year, [shaking his head], I’m going to need all of that.'”