Shocking trade proposal sends Davante Adams to NY Jets at hefty cost

Davante Adams would be fun...but not at this price
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Perhaps no player in recent memory has been connected to the NY Jets in trade rumors more than Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams. And even though it's June and an Adams trade seems more unlikely than ever, people are still talking about it.

Count Bleacher Report's Kristopher Knox among those still discussing the possibility of reuniting Adams with Aaron Rodgers on the Jets. Knox recently proposed a hypothetical three-team trade involving the Cleveland Browns that would send Adams to New York.

The hypothetical scenario saw the Jets trade a 2025 first-round pick to the Raiders and a 2025 third-round pick and Tyron Smith to the Browns in exchange for Adams. The Browns would also send Amari Cooper back to the Raiders as part of the deal.

Yes, we're discussing ridiculous hypothetical three-way trades involving a trio of Pro Bowlers. That's how you know it's the dead period in the NFL offseason.

NY Jets fans should probably move on from the Davante Adams trade idea

Let's get this out of the way first: such a trade would obviously never take place. While the Jets would love to reunite Adams and Rodgers in New York, they would never pay anywhere close to the price suggested in this proposal.

Trading away not only their first and third-round picks in the 2025 draft but their All-Pro left tackle, who they just signed in free agency, just isn't a plausible offer. The Browns also seem unlikely to trade away their star wide receiver for a measly third-round pick and an aging left tackle on a one-year deal.

The only team that really wins in this scenario is the Raiders, who essentially receive a first-round pick and Cooper in exchange for Adams.

Creating three-team trades that satisfy all parties is difficult, and it's why you never see them occur in the NFL. The Jets wouldn't consider moving Smith, expected to be their best offensive lineman, even after drafting Olu Fashanu.

There was a point in time last year that an Adams trade felt almost inevitable, but circumstances changed once the Raiders fired Josh McDaniels and replaced him with Antonio Pierce.

Adams is happy in Las Vegas and has shown no desire to push for a trade. Meanwhile, the only way the Raiders would consider moving Adams would be if they struggle early in the season and look to trade him before the deadline.

But they're not trading him before the season starts. And if they do eventually trade him, it's hard to imagine they'd receive anywhere close to this type of haul for a 31-year-old wide receiver with cap hits of $44 million apiece over the next two years. That's just not how the NFL works.

While a Rodgers/Adams reunion would no doubt be fun, it doesn't seem likely to happen, especially not with a proposal like this.