The Kansas City Chiefs were indeed interested in cornerback Jalen Ramsey, but the Jacksonville Jaguars had “no desire” to send him to Kansas City, according to Albert Breer in his weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column for Sports Illustrated.
BREER: One team I know would have like to have been in the mix that didn’t get a call from the Jaguars at the wire: the Chiefs. I’m told that Kansas City was very interested in Ramsey, but the Jaguars had no desire to send him there (both because it’s an AFC team, and their picks are likely to be very low). I also have heard that KC was right at the top of Ramsey’s list of preferred destinations. Ramsey gave Jacksonville five teams that he wanted to be traded to: the Rams, Chiefs, Ravens, Eagles and Raiders.
The Jaguars eventually landed on Los Angeles, who sent Jacksonville their 2020 and 2021 first-round pick, as well as their 2021 fourth-round pick.
It makes sense. The Jaguars did not want to have to compete against the 24-year-old former All-Pro, and if all goes right for the Chiefs, they could be picking as high as No. 32 overall. That is a significant disadvantage for general manager Brett Veach — and one to remember as the October 29 trade deadline draws nearer.
Breer also provided a quarterback nugget in the column: the Chiefs plan to use Matt Moore until Patrick Mahomes returns — unless he struggles. Then they may turn to Chad Henne, who should be ready to return either this week or next week. Kyle Shurmur will likely be called up from the practice squad to be the Chiefs’ backup quarterback.