In today’s NFL, acquiring top-level cornerback talent is not an easy task. If Jalen Ramsey is available for trade, the Chiefs should go all in. Here is why.
After adding Kendall Fuller to the fold in a blockbuster trade that sent quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins, general manager Brett Veach has had a hard time adding quality cornerback talent to the Kansas City Chiefs. David Amerson never made it to the regular season. Orlando Scandrick wasn’t a real upgrade. The jury is still out on Bashaud Breeland. In a passing league, this seems to be a major problem for the future of the Chiefs defense.
Last month there were whispers of the Chiefs being interested in now suspended cornerback Patrick Peterson. Perhaps it was just conjecture or media members attempting to connect dots that were not really there, or perhaps the Chiefs have been in pursuit of cornerbacks on the trade block. If the team was interested in a potential trade with Arizona for a 28-year-old veteran, it only makes sense that the team would consider a move for a top-tier cornerback of 24 years.
When the Chiefs have added players throughout Veach’s tenure, they have all been young players. When the Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins, he was 25. When they added Anthony Hitchens, he was 26. When they signed Tyrann Mathieu this offseason, he was 26. Players that have several years left in their prime have always been of interest to Veach. If the Chiefs want to make a Super Bowl run, they may need to make yet another blockbuster trade to acquire a young, gifted cornerback in Jalen Ramsey.
Before you scoff at the idea that the Chiefs should attempt to make a move for Ramsey, here are the reasons that Ramsey would be a great fit for the Kansas City defense.