NFL Trade Deadline 2019: 5 Trades that should’ve been made

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One of the trades that seemed to be heating up as the deadline approached was the New York Jets getting a fire sale started by trading Jamal Adams. Among the most interested parties in the former first-round pick was the Dallas Cowboys, whose need at safety has been anything but secret for quite some time. It seemed like a great match, especially with Adams being from Dallas and wanting to come home.

The deal didn’t happen prior to the 4:00 p.m. ET cut-off though. All reports seem to indicate that the Jets wanted the Cowboys 2020 first-round pick and something more as compensation for the star safety. But the real question should be why the Jets were so insistent on calling the shots when they are in their current position.

Sitting at 1-6 and with holes prevalent throughout the roster, the rebuild in the Big Apple is not remotely done for Gang Green. And while Adams has the tools to be a building block, if he’s not helping the team right now and the team is also not going anywhere right now, why not get younger and invest in draft capital? Rather than swinging for the fences, they should’ve taken a first-round pick and a future mid-rounder in exchange for Adams and a future late-round pick.

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That deal would’ve benefitted the plight of both the Cowboys and Jets. The former has Super Bowl aspirations right now and Adams would take them closer to reaching that goal. Meanwhile, the Jets would get more draft capital to build a complete roster with moving forward, something that they desperately need given the current state of affairs in New York.