During this slow time in the sports world, some groundbreaking news was released last week after it was reported Jets star safety Jamal Adams has requested a trade.
Here’s a breakdown of if the New York Giants could realistically trade for the generational talent.
First, let’s get the basics down. Adams will be a cornerstone to any secondary. He’s young and in my opinion he’s the best safety in the league. Adams can be a bit of a loudmouth and his leadership could be questioned at times, but any personality concerns should and will be squashed by Adams’ ability to produce big plays on the gridiron.
Now, if the Giants were to trade for Adams, a potential offer I could see is Dalvin Tomlinson and a 1st in exchange for him. That is surely a steep price, but the value of Adams is through the roof. Tomlinson is probably the most underrated player on the Giants, and the only reason they would give him up here is because the Giants have some extra depth at the defensive line. Dexter Lawrence, Leonard Williams, B.J. Hill, and even Austin Johnson can play a few snaps.
If the Giants traded for Adams, he and Xavier McKinney would likely start in the back with Jabrill Peppers playing SUBLB, and maybe playing a few snaps in the slot. Peppers showed his versatility to play along the back of the defense in his time at Michigan.
The Giants may avoid trading for the safety because they still are rebuilding and they may not want to spend crucial draft capital at this stage. Also, getting rid of Tomlinson may not be the best move either as he’s young and a major piece to the defensive line.
Either way, should Adams come to the G-Men, I would personally be ecstatic. I’m sure any fan would. Adding any type of can’t-miss talent to a rebuilding team is probably the most exciting offseason feeling. But, let’s be real. The chances are slim Adams just changes turf this upcoming season. But never say never, and the aspects explained here may come true.
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