Over a month and a half after the 2020 NFL Draft, Jamal Adams has requested a trade from the Jets. His reason apparently being over contract negotiations. There are reports Jamal could be asking up to $20 million annually, but I’d expect that number to be more around $16.5-17 million, a comfortable couple million ahead of the current highest paid safety, Eddie Jackson.
What he eventually gets will depend on his destination, and he gave 8 teams he would welcome a trade to. The Ravens, Cowboys, Texans, Chiefs, Eagles, 49ers, Seahawks, and Bucs were the teams listed, and I’m going to rank the top 5 possible trade destinations for both Jamal Adams, and the team trading for him.
It seems like this has been Jamal Adams’ personal favorite spot for awhile, and he would fit perfectly into a team that is trying to change their culture completely. However, for the Cowboys’ sake, I’m not a huge fan of this trade.
The Cowboys have handed out massive contracts to Ezekiel Elliot, Amari Cooper, and Demarcus Lawrence and have yet to pay their franchise QB. Spending probably a first round pick and third round pick, and then another 15+ million on a non-QB isn’t a move the Cowboys should make right now.
In a secondary that was already lacking, and just lost Malcom Jenkins, this is a move the Eagles should really consider. The fit with Jamal Adams is perfect for a team that has high hopes.
This is another one that has been rumored a lot, and it makes sense. Eric DeCosta is an aggressive general manager and it’s still a few more years until he has to spend massive money on Lamar Jackson. Jamal Adams would fit perfectly into an already stacked defense.
The Seahawks have the cap and with how bad they’ve been at selecting players in the first round, this is a perfect move for them. He could be the true Kam Chancellor replacement.
Don’t you love this spot for both Adams and the Bucs? The Bucs are a win now team if there ever was one with a 42-year old QB. Reuniting Jamal with Todd Bowles and helping him develop a very young, but talented secondary in Tampa. This would be perfect for both sides.
Wherever goes, it will most likely be to a team that is contending for a title.
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