The Jets may need to make a Jamal Adams trade and these five NFL teams are great landing spots.
The saga between Jamal Adams and the New York Jets wages on. Over the past year, the former first-round pick, two-time Pro Bowler and one-time First-Team All-Pro selection and his team have gone back and forth about an extension amid reports that he could also be traded. And now nearing the end of May, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reports that Adams and the Jets are at another contract impasse in their latest discussions.
Adams reportedly wants an extension prior to the 2020 season kicking off as he enters his fourth year in the league. But with contract talks stalling yet again, Cimini reports that there have been discussions about a possible trade again, noting that there are “conflicting accounts on how serious those talks were.”
With reports that the Jets want at least a first- and third-round pick in any Jamal Adams trade should they be willing to deal him, it’s going to cost any team that’s interested. Then again, it may be worth it for a versatile 24-year-old playmaker who’s great already and may only get better. It all depends on the situation.
On one hand, it stands to reason that teams in position to contend for either a Super Bowl or a deep playoff run with a chance to upgrade the secondary would be in on an Adams trade. At the same time, a team that is looking to quickly advance a roster that is in rebuilding mode might be in as well. While safety isn’t necessarily a “premium” position, adding a playmaker of Adams’ caliber would be a great step forward for any team in need.
So taking all that into account, if the Jets are inclined to ultimate trade Jamal Adams, these five NFL teams are natural fits for the safety in such a deal.