It looks like Jalen Ramsey’s forced vacation won’t be a laid back one.
The All-Pro Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback made headlines Monday after he was suspended for threatening a reporter. Less than 48 hours later, he’s back in the news. This time, with the publication of a GQ interview in which he lambastes nearly half of the quarterbacks in the NFL.
Ramsey’s slights included calling Josh Allen “trash,” saying Ben Roethlisberger “ain’t all that,” and saying that the Ravens’ Joe Flacco “sucks.”
He directed the bulk of his criticisms at Allen, though, suggesting that the Buffalo Bills rookie struggled so mightily against big schools in college that drafting him was “stupid.”
“I think Allen is trash,” Ramsey said in the interview. “I don’t care what nobody say. He’s trash. And it’s gonna show too. That’s a stupid draft pick to me. We play them this year, and I’m excited as hell. I hope he’s their starting quarterback. He played at Wyoming. Every time they played a big school, he threw five interceptions, and they lost by a couple touchdowns or something like that. He never beat a big school. If you look at his games against big schools, it was always hella interceptions, hella turnovers. It’s like: Yo, if you’re this good, why couldn’t you do better? He fits that mold, he’s a big, tall quarterback. Big arm, supposedly. I don’t see it, personally.”
Atlanta’s Matt Ryan was another Ramsey target.
“I think Matt Ryan’s overrated,” Ramsey said. “You can’t tell me you win MVP two years ago, and then last year, you a complete bust, and you still got Julio Jones? There’s no way that should ever happen. I don’t care. You know what that tells me? That tells me [former offensive coordinator Kyle] Shanahan left, went to San Francisco, got Garoppolo, made Garoppolo this big thing. And now Garoppolo is a big name.”
Ramsey was suspended for a week after he went on a twitter rant against members of the media who were filming an altercation between two of his teammates during practice Sunday. He doesn’t appear to be doing anything too constructive with his time off, however.