These teams need to send the Jets a trade offer for Jamal Adams ASAP.
Jamal Adams‘ time with the New York Jets could be coming to an end if he has his way. The All-Pro safety wants out of the Meadowlands after being unable to reach terms on an extension and he could be the hottest name on the trade market.
Adams has formally requested to be traded one day after writing on Instagram it may be time to move on.
“Maybe it’s time to move on,” Adams wrote Wednesday in reply to a Jets fan on Instagram.
Adams’ message last week, as word leaked the Browns and defensive end Myles Garrett are in talks on an extension, was the Jets are “all talk no action.”
Such a request is made all the more pressing as the Jets have been unwilling to meet Adams’ demands for a contract extension, as he still has two years remaining on his deal. Woody Johnson’s insistence not to negotiate with players who are still over a season away from a contract year could get the best of him, and the Jets and Adams remain far apart on potential extension talks.
This is far from the first time Adams has voiced his displeasure, as he’s long been linked with the likes of the Dallas Cowboys and even Cleveland Browns. However, the intensity appears to have picked up this time around, with an essential demand no longer hanging in the balance for any team that acquires his services.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Adams will accept a trade to the Ravens, Cowboys, Texans, Seahawks, 49ers, Eagles and the reigning Super Bowl champion Chiefs.
But which team is the best fit for Adams and can afford to give up the assets to trade for him and then sign him to the type of extension he wants? Let’s take a look at three teams that should send the Jets a trade offer right away for the All-Pro Adams.
3. The Kansas City Chiefs could repeat as Super Bowl champs with Jamal Adams.
The Kansas City Chiefs are fresh off a Super Bowl victory, but their weakness remains in the secondary. Should Brett Veach and Co. want to ascend to dynasty status, a trade for Adams would signify they are not merely content with a changing of the guard in the AFC.
A detriment to any trade negotiations with the Jets is likely to be their lofty demands, which have previously been a first-round pick and another mid-round selection. For a team that enjoys building through successful draft capital like the Chiefs, that could mean no dice, and it’s hard to blame them. Add in their tough cap situation for next season (currently just over $3 million in space), and the financial gymnastics necessary not just to make a trade, but Adams’ potential extension a reality, are immense.
Nonetheless, just imagine a Kansas City secondary with Tyrann Mathieu and Adams patrolling on the back end. Even if it’s only attainable for the next few seasons (or 2021 when Adams deal is up), it’s enticing enough for the Chiefs to explore in full.