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Jets acquire Patrick Ramsey - No longer a trade option?

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Harrisment, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Harrisment

    Harrisment Member

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    The Jets seemed to be everyone's trade partner of choice for our #1 pick in all of our fantasy scenarios, but I don't see them looking to move up now.
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2372804

    Friday, March 17, 2006
    Redskins deal Ramsey to Jets for 6th-round pick
    By Len Pasquarelli
    ESPN.com

    Finally completing a trade that had been rumored for weeks, the New York Jets on Friday afternoon acquired quarterback Patrick Ramsey from the Washington Redskins for a sixth-round choice in the 2006 draft.

    Given the uncertainty over the availability of Chad Pennington, who is rehabilitating from a second rotator cuff surgery five months ago, the Jets considered a variety of options for bolstering their quarterback depth chart. As recently as earlier Friday, the Jets were still in discussions about a trade that would have brought them Falcons backup quarterback Matt Schaub in a deal that would have sent three-time Pro Bowl defensive end John Abraham to Atlanta.

    The Jets and Falcons continued on Friday to explore other formulas for completing an Abraham trade.

    Ramsey, the Redskins' first-round pick in the 2002 draft, but relegated to reserve status behind Mark Brunell for all but one game in '05, had been sought by several other teams as well. He met last week with Jets officials, including first-year head coach Eric Mangini, but also visited with Tampa Bay officials and was being pursued by Cincinnati. The Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions also demonstrated interest.

    A few weeks ago, Washington was said to be seeking a second- or third-round pick in return for Ramsey, but the Redskins subsequently reduced their asking price. The Jets, until Friday, has been offering a No. 7 draft choice for Ramsey.

    "We appreciate Patrick's contributions during his time here with the Washington Redskins," coach Joe Gibbs said in a statement. "Through this entire process we always wanted what was best for Patrick and in working with him we feel this is where he wants to be. We wish all the best to him and his family and his future with the New York Jets."

    New York coaches feel confident, after doing extended research on Ramsey, that he is a starting-caliber quarterback in the league. If Pennington is unable to play at the outset of the season, Ramsey likely will be the starter. The Jets could still use the fourth overall choice in the first round to select a quarterback, but adding Ramsey eliminates the urgency to do so and provides New York more flexibility in the lottery.

    Ramsey, 27, has a 10-14 record as a starter. He has completed 480 of 861 passes for 5,649 yards with 34 touchdown passes, 29 interceptions and a 75.0 quarterback rating.

    A year or two ago, when it became obvious that Gibbs' staff wasn't enamored of Ramsey, the Redskins would almost certainly have commanded a higher price for the former Tulane star. But Washington failed to pull the trigger on a deal, when agent Jimmy Sexton could have brought them several suitors. Gibbs sold Ramsey on the notion he would compete for the starting job, then went out and invested a 2005 first-round pick on Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell.

    Ramsey started the '05 season opener, was pulled in favor of Brunell at halftime, and didn't log another start the rest of the season. The poor handling of the situation contributed to the fact that Washington had to settle for far less in Friday's trade. Even at a reduced rate, though the Redskins likely had to deal Ramsey or release him, since he had finally become frustrated by his status. The Redskins also needed the salary cap space that Ramsey's departure gives them.

    The Jets inherit Ramsey's existing contract, which has just one season remaining, at a base salary of $1.68 million for 2006.

    Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
     
  2. mateo

    mateo Contributing Member

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    Now if they trade up, its to get the consensus #1 prospect on the board: Reggie Bush.
     
  3. stevel

    stevel Contributing Member

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    I don't know, Ramsey was given every chance to win the starting job in Wash and couldn't get it done. He is better than Bollinger though. Perhaps he is insurance against CP going down. The Jets are not a bad team, this season was an aberration. IF I were the Jets I would still look at a QB.
     
  4. gucci888

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    Agreed. Getting Ramsey gives them insurance in case (or when) Pennington goes down. But I could also see the Jets getting Mario Williams if available. Abraham is gone and Mario could jump in and have an impact right away IMO.
     
  5. stevel

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    I think NO has MW in their sights.
     
  6. gucci888

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    Ya, if the Saints stay put, it could be Mario or D'Brick w/ the Jets taking whoever is left.
     

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