The ego has no bounds. Some people’s confidence in themselves and their ability travels out into infinity. Jalen Ramsey is one of those people. And rightly so, as after being in the NFL for just two years, playing a position that takes two years to get the hang of, Ramsey has already firmly planted himself as a top five cornerback in the game.
Yesterday, a braggadocios interview between Ramsey and GQ was released. In it, Ramsey did everything he could do to hurt people’s feelings. Joe Flacco? Trash. Josh Allen? Trash. Blake Bortles? Does what he needs to do. Ramsey is rarely impressed by anyone on the football field. Yet the Texans’ young franchise quarterback has drawn his attention. When asked about Jimmy Garoppolo, Ramsey found a way to talk about Watson and Carson Wentz instead.
Are you sold on the Jimmy Garoppolo hype?
I don’t know yet. Just cause when they beat us, his hype picked up. They were like, “He beat the number one defense.” It was all schemes. He didn’t beat us. It wasn’t like he diced us up. It was literally all schemes. They were doing flat routes to the wide open fullback, and he’s running for 20 yards down the field four times during the game... So he didn’t really dice us up. It was their fullback and their tight end on over routes. But if you know how to work within your scheme then it means you’re good. I guess you could say he’s good.
I gotta go down the list of NFL teams, if y’all wanna make sure I’m hitting all the good quarterbacks….
[At this point, Ramsey has his phone out, scrolling through names.]
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 ten years, it’s gonna be them two. They’re that good.
Jared Goff, he’s average to above average. He reminds me of Jimmy Garoppolo a little bit. Year one, he wasn’t good. He wasn’t even good enough to earn his own starting role. Like, if you the number one pick, you expected to start now. Period. He wasn’t ready to do that. He wasn’t able to do that. Then when he did get in, he didn’t really do that good. But in his second year, they got a new offensive coordinator. Your offensive coordinator is just your brainiac. When we played them, it felt like his offensive coordinator was drawing up perfect plays and then he was hitting the open man. For what his team ask him to do, yeah, he’s good.
Dak Prescott, he’s good. He’s alright. He’s okay. I’ll put it that way. [Ezekiel Elliott] runs that team though. Everything runs around Zeke.
Ramsey must not have heard about Watson’s unsustainable touchdown rate. The Texans and Jaguars play each other for the first time on October 21st during Week 7. Take a yellow marker to your calendar, folks. We all need things to look forward to. This is one of those things.