The NY Jets could be in the market for a wide receiver at the trade deadline, and perhaps no bigger name could be available than Las Vegas Raiders star Davante Adams.
Adams remains one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and although his team sits at 3-3 with a not-so-daunting matchup with the Chicago Bears on tap for Week 7, he doesn't appear very happy with his current team.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported this week that Adams is "growingly frustrated with his seemingly diminished role" — a direct response to comments made by the six-time Pro Bowler following the team's Week 6 win over the New England Patriots.
Despite his team's win, Adams told reporters after the game that he doesn't measure success by wins and losses. He's concerned about "greatness."
While a midseason Adams trade remains a pipedream, it's very feasible to imagine a scenario in which he is traded after the season. The Jets might make the most sense as a potential landing spot.
How realistic is a Davante Adams trade for the NY Jets?
The Jets will always be considered a possible destination for Adams as long as Aaron Rodgers is the team's quarterback. The two spent years together in Green Bay and have an already-established chemistry with one another as a result.
The Rodgers factor is why the Jets make plenty of sense for Adams. There's also the fact that the Jets could really use another playmaker in their offense.
The team failed to properly address that need this offseason, whiffing on the Dalvin Cook and Mecole Hardman signings. The likes of Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb have done little to inspire confidence behind the Jets' star duo of Garrett Wilson and Breece Hall.
A Davante Adams/Garrett Wilson pairing would give the Jets arguably the best wide receiver duo in the NFL. It would also give the team some insurance in case Wilson goes down. Right now, a Wilson injury would leave the Jets with likely the worst wide receiver room in football.
The need is there, Adams clearly isn't thrilled with his current situation, and the Jets currently roster the best quarterback to ever throw him passes. There's enough smoke to believe a fire could be present in the future.
It's also a lot more financially feasible for the Raiders to pull off an Adams trade in the offseason. Trading Adams after June 1st would incur a dead-cap charge of just $7.85 million in 2024 for Las Vegas.
The Jets would also have free reign to use their 2024 or even 2025 draft capital if the Adams trade is pushed to the offseason. Their 2024 first and second-round picks are currently tied up as part of the Rodgers trade.
Davante Adams is clearly unhappy. His long-term future doesn't appear to be in Las Vegas. I wouldn't expect a trade before the end of the month, but it certainly seems plausible that the Jets could make a move for him in the offseason.