Jalen Ramsey is an artist. A multidimensional one, at that. If you’ve seen the All-Pro move on the field, you’ve seen his creativity. The strides. The leaps. Heard him mic’d up? You know his skills of oratory are profound. Powerful enough to make his opponents slink their shoulders, or lash out.
Yesterday, as Jags veterans arrived to TIAA Bank Field for the start of mandatory training camp, Ramsey unveiled his newest work. A performance art piece.
After an armored truck pulled into the lot abutting the stadium, a man with a megaphone made the introduction:
“Y’all know what time it is. … 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.”
Out came Ramsey from the back of the truck. Bags in hand. Ready for work.
Like any good piece of performance art, the deeper meaning behind Ramsey’s production was left up to the audience for interpretation. Was this the fourth year players way of showing dissatisfaction with his current compensation (Ramsey was told he would not be given a new contract this year)? Or was he simply having fun with the metaphorical aspect of his position (lock-down corner, protector of The Bank, etc.)?
We look forward to Ramsey’s future exhibitions… and games.