Jalen Ramsey was apparently asked about a wide array of NFL quarterbacks, and he had plenty to say about Josh Allen.
Over just two NFL seasons, Jalen Ramsey has become one of the best cornerbacks in the league as the Jacksonville Jaguars have put together one of the top defenses as well. He hasn’t faced every starting quarterback he could, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t seen enough to form opinions on those he hasn’t faced.
In an interview with GQ, Ramsey had notable assessments of Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan.
“Flacco sucks. I played him two years in a row. He sucks,”
“Big Ben, I think he’s decent at best,” “It’s not Big Ben, it’s [Antonio Brown]. Big Ben slings the ball a lot of the time. He just slings it, and his receivers go get it. He has a strong arm, but he ain’t all that. I played him twice last year, and he really disappointed me.”
“I think Matt Ryan’s overrated,” “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.
Ramsey talked about almost every other starting quarterback in the league, with some sort of brief comment. But he went longer with his assessment of Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen.
I think Allen is trash, “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—like, they played Iowa State, which is not a big school in my opinion because I went to Florida State, and 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.
Allen’s issues with accuracy and against Power 5 competition over his two years starting at Wyoming are well-documented. So Ramsey isn’t breaking any ground there, even while misrepresenting facts related to statistics or the actual school Allen played (Iowa, not Iowa State).
Allen may not open the year as the Bills’ starter, but he may be starting by Week 12 against the Jaguars on Nov. 25. Ramsey is clearly not concerned about creating bulletin board material.