NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams has reportedly drawn interest from the Seahawks and 49ers.
NY Jets‘ safety Jamal Adams remains a hot commodity this offseason amidst growing discontent with the organization. And while the Jets don’t seem to be in a hurry to trade him, that hasn’t stopped other teams from inquiring.
Early reports are that two teams are the leaders of the pack at the moment as both the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have inquired about the superstar safety, per Sports Illustrated’s Corbin Smith.
As Smith stated, “another battle may be brewing” in the NFC West.
Both the 49ers and Seahawks were among the seven teams mentioned in Adams’ list of preferred trade destinations. And while the Jets don’t necessarily have to abide by that list, those teams are likely to be most interested.
This isn’t the first time the 49ers have reportedly shown interest in trading for Adams, and their interest makes a ton of sense. San Francisco’s front office is progressive and forward-thinking when it comes to making significant trades.
The trade for offensive tackle Trent Williams was made soon after they found out longtime star Joe Staley was retiring. Meanwhile, they shipped away All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner in the offseason in a cost-saving move with one eye on the future.
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However, it’s that “cost-saving” that could prevent the team from making a serious run.
With the likes of George Kittle, Fred Warner, and others needing big-money extensions in the near future, it seems implausible that the 49ers will also be able to pay Adams. But if anyone can figure it out, it’s John Lynch.
The Seattle Seahawks could be the most likely landing spot for NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams.
The Seahawks, on the other hand, might be the most realistic destination for Adams outside of Dallas.
Seattle has the cap space and seems like an ideal fit for Adams on paper. The Seahawks could use a play-making safety to pair with Quandre Diggs and the duo of veteran Bradley McDougald and the unproven Marquise Blair is hardly encouraging.
Blair has shown some promise, but Adams is on a completely different level. And if anything, what player better fits the Seahawks mantra than Jamal Adams?
The best-case scenario for the Jets would be to see a bidding war begin between the two NFC West rivals. We’ve speculated that a similar battle could brew between NFC East foes in the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
But perhaps another war could wage out west.
Adams will undoubtedly have his fair share of suitors. And at the moment, if the Jets are going to trade him, Seattle and San Francisco appear to be the likeliest destinations.