Jalen Ramsey is not one for subtlety.
The Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback arrived at training camp on Wednesday in a Brinks truck -- a signal that he is looking for a contract extension, which the Jaguars previously said they would not give him in 2019.
It was not that he just arrived in a Brinks truck, either, but he also had a man with a bullhorn introduce Ramsey, who rode in the back of the truck.
“Y’all know what time it is,” the man with the bullhorn said. “A man so good they’re fixing to give him his own jail, Jalen Towers, because these receivers are on 24-hour lockdown. He’s got eight Master Locks in his pocket. They’re on lockdown all season. The man, the myth, Jalen Ramsey.”
Ramsey, 24, is slated to make $3.6 million this season as he enters the final year of his rookie contract coming off two consecutive Pro Bowl seasons and a First-Team All-Pro season in 2017. The fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft has nine interceptions and 44 pass deflections in his three years with the Jaguars.
Instead of giving Ramsey an extension, the Jaguars picked up his fifth-year option for 2020, which would pay him $13.703 million. However, it sets the Jaguars up to franchise tag Ramsey in 2021, whereas the corner would rather have a secured deal than go year-to-year.
Ramsey has also previously said he is not angry about not getting a contract extension, but he has said it "doesn't add up" that he's the third-highest paid receiver on the team but is asked to guard the No. 1 receiver every week.
He is clearly getting creative at making his point, though. Most players, like his Jaguars teammate Yannick Ngakoue, just do not show up to camp as a leveraging tactic.