Breaking Down Jalen Ramsey’s QB Roast

I’ll be updating this article with results of these matchups as the season progresses. Matchup results will be in bold. Game-by-game stats for Ramsey can be found here.

In a recent interview with GQ, Jacksonville Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey gave his honest thoughts on just about every quarterback in the NFL, whether he’ll play them this season or not. His comments have NFL Twitter going NUTS right now. Here’s what he said, summarized. Click here for the full interview.

If Baker was #1, why wasn’t Lamar Jackson #2? (I actually find this kind of valid.)
Josh Allen: trash.
Aaron Rogers: Doesn’t suck.
Tom Brady: Doesn’t suck. (9/16: Jags 31, Pats 20. Brady: 24/35, 234 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT. RAMSEY: 3 tackles, 0 passes defended)
Marcus Mariota: Great for his team. (9/23: Titans 9, Jags 6. 12/18, 100 yards passing. 18 carries for 57 rushing yards. 0 TDs, 0 INT. RAMSEY: 4 tackles, 0 passes defended)
Tyrod Taylor: doesn’t make mistakes
Jimmy Goroppolo: He’s all schemes. If you know how to work within your scheme then it means you’re good. I guess you could say he’s good.
DeShaun Watson: MVP in a couple years (10/21: Texans 20, Jags 7. Watson: 12/24, 139 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT. 7 carries for 13 rushing yards. RAMSEY: 1 tackle, 0 passes defended)
Carson Wentz: MVP material (along with Watson) (10/28: Eagles 24, Jags 18. Wentz: 21/30, 262 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT. RAMSEY: 3 solo tackles, 1 pass defended, 1 INT)
Jared Goff: Average to above average
Dak Prescott: Zeke runs that team (10/14: Cowboys 40, Jags 7. 17/27, 172 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT. 11 carries for 82 rushing yards. RAMSEY: 3 tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 1 pass defended)
Kirk Cousins: Winner, best in the league off play-action
Derek Carr: Good.
Eli Manning: I won’t say Eli’s good, I’ll say Odell’s good. (9/9: Jags 20, Giants 15. Manning: 23/37, 224 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT. RAMSEY: 4 tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 1 stuff, 0 passes defended)
Russell Wilson: Good. Good leader
Ben Roethlisberger: Decent at best.
Blake Bortles: Blake do what he gotta do. Playoff Blake is good. (10/21: Bortles was benched against the Texans after going 6/12 passing for 61 yards. He also rushed for a team-high 30 yards. Backup Cody Kessler led the Jags on their only scoring drive of the game.)
Nick Foles: as long as you can do what the team asks you to do, then you’re straight.
Matthew Stafford: I think he’s straight. I don’t think he the best quarterback out there. But he do what he gotta do.
Drew Brees: Really good, even at his age.
Andrew Luck: Not that good. (11/11: Colts 29, Jags 26. Luck: 21/29, 285 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT. RAMSEY: 5 solo tackles, 0 passes defended)
Ryan Tannehill: I don’t watch their games.
Philip Rivers: Pretty good
Matt Ryan: Overrated
Joe Flacco: Sucks
NFL Research saw Ramsey’s comments, and they decided to break down how he did against each of the quarterbacks he spoke about, based on how he rated them. The graphic was posted on their Twitter.

In this breakdown, it’s pretty clear that, outside of Joe Flacco and Big Ben, Ramsey hasn’t done so hot against some of the quarterbacks he wasn’t too fond of.
When New York Giants QB Eli Manning was asked about Ramsey’s comments Wednesday, he answered “no comment,” then uttered “who?” under his breath, followed by a chuckle.
Ramsey will face 13 of these quarterbacks this season (as long as none of them get injured before then). The full Jags schedule can be found here.

Ramsey’s comments will make for some great bulletin board material for these QB’s and their teams, and all of these matchups should be a little more intense.


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