5 teams that should trade for Jets safety Jamal Adams

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3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay is firmly in a win-now window, with Tom Brady coming in at quarterback to join head coach Bruce Arians. So that means doing whatever possible to maximize the next two seasons, and the secondary that was behind last year’s 30th-ranked pass defense (270.1 yards per game) was not addressed in free agency.

Adams came into the league in 2017, and he spent his first two seasons with Buccaneers’ defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as his head coach in New York. As much as Adams may have a preferred trade destination, Tampa Bay could be it if he wants to reunite with Bowles. And the Buccaneers have a clear need for upgrades across the secondary.

Adam is a ball hawking safety who covers at a high level (4.9 yards per target allowed in 2019), tackles well and is a weapon as a blitzer (6.5 sacks last year, 10 sacks over the last two seasons).

A long-term deal like Adams wants should not be an issue for Tampa Bay. But he’s under easy contract control for the next two years no matter what, and that lines up perfectly in their Brady window.