Jalen Ramsey: Los Angeles Rams cornerback signs $105 million extension

The Los Angeles Rams are signing cornerback Jalen Ramsey to a reported five-year, $105 million extension, making him the first defensive back in NFL history to sign a nine-figure deal.

The agreement includes $71.2 million at signing, the largest guarantee ever for a defensive back, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday morning.

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Ramsey’s agent, David Mulugheta, confirmed the details with Schefter.

The Rams confirmed there was an agreement, but not the details. “Locking down our lockdown,” the team tweeted. “We’ve agreed with @jalenramsey on a 5-year extension.”

Locking down our lockdown.

We’ve agreed with @jalenramsey on a 5-year extension. pic.twitter.com/aGBN7r2VAq

The Rams acquired Ramsey midway through the 2019 season in a trade that sent two first-round picks and a 2021 fourth-rounder to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 25-year-old three-time Pro Bowl selection was due to earn $13.7 million in the fifth-year option of his rookie contract in 2020.

Between nine games with the Rams and three with the Jaguars, Ramsey finished 2019 with 50 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception.

Through 60 career games, the 2016 first-round pick (No 5 overall) has 243 tackles, 49 passes defended, 10 interceptions and three forced fumbles. He was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2017.

How to follow the NFL on Sky Sports

Sky and the NFL have agreed a new five-year partnership to broadcast the NFL, the first time the league has joined with an international broadcaster to launch a channel dedicated to the sport.

The agreement marks the 25th anniversary of live NFL coverage on Sky Sports with ‘Sky Sports NFL’ launched on Thursday, September 3 ahead of the 2020 season, which kicks off on Thursday, September 10.

The brand new in-season channel will be the round-the-clock home of the NFL on television in the UK and Republic of Ireland from the regular season through to the playoffs, with Super Bowl LV live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Sunday, February 7.

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