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Six Landing Spots for Jamal Adams

The relationship between the New York Jets and safety Jamal Adams has been rough over the past year. Just when it looked like it could not possibly get any worse for the Jets, Adams publicly announced he wanted out of New York.

There have been rumors about Adams’ unhappiness in New York circulating back to the beginning of last season. Now, with this public announcement, teams are showing a heightened interest in the elite safety. These are six possible landing spots for Jamal Adams.

Dallas Cowboys – The Cowboys have been linked to Jamal Adams since rumors about his unhappiness in New York surfaced. The Cowboys also had reportedly offered the Jets their first-round pick (17th overall) in May’s draft, but New York declined the offer.

Dallas was expected to take a safety with their first rounder this year to fill a dire hole that needed improvement, but selected CeeDee Lamb after the Oklahoma wideout slipped into Dallas’ lap. Dallas would more than likely need to give up a 2021 first rounder and either a wide receiver such as Michael Gallup, or somewhere around a third-round pick.

Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles secondary was a mess all season, yet the team still managed to win the NFC East. It is possible that Philly tries to mimic the offseason that Kansas City had before their championship season.

Along with adding some role players, the 2019 Chiefs added Tyrann Mathieu. The Eagles have already strengthened their depleted receiving core but are still looking for major help on the back end. Adams would fit perfectly in the Eagles secondary along with newly acquired corner Darius Slay.

Seattle Seahawks – Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are no strangers to making blockbuster trades. In fact, just last season they acquired Jadeveon Clowney from the Houston Texans.

Another thing helping Seattle is the over $67 million in cap space they have heading into next season. Adams would pair well with Qunadre Diggs and help improve the 26th-ranked defense in the NFL just one year ago.

Kansas City Chiefs – Even the best teams have areas that need improvement and the 2019 Chiefs are no exception. Kansas City addressed the weakest part of their potent offense by drafting former LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire at the end of the first round. A weak area on the Chiefs’ defense is the safety position.

Besides Tyrann Mathieu at strong safety, the Chiefs do not have a big name for the free safety position. Adams has the athletic ability to play the free safety position and would slot in nicely next to Mathieu in the Kansas City secondary.

Baltimore Ravens – The Ravens and MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson appear to be the AFC’s best shot at dethroning at Chiefs next season.

With the recent legal developments surrounding Earl Thomas and reports of the Baltimore front office’s disappointment with his on-field play last season, the Ravens might be looking to trade for Adams as a more consistent and younger defensive stud.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tampa has been the sweetheart of the offseason after signing both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in free agency. While the Buccaneers offense is one of the best on paper, their defense has some serious issues.

It appears Tampa has a very limited window to win and head coach Bruce Ariens is looking to capitalize. While the Buccaneer defense is in the bottom half of the league, their secondary is arguably in the bottom five.

Jamal Adams would not be the end all solution for that defense but would be a big step to strengthening a sub-par defense and hoping Brady and his weapons could get the job done. The Bucs are dark horse in the Adams sweepstakes.

If the Jets do indeed decide to trade Adams, the team who ends up with him is getting a controllable, stud safety. The Jets are presumably asking for at least a first and third rounder.


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