The fourth reason why this trade works is that the Buccaneers pose threat to the Jets and New York would likely see Jamal Adams very little if they were to move him to Tampa.
The number one rule to follow in professional sports when making trades is that you can’t trade a great player to a rival. Free agency is its own beast but the Jets would almost assuredly not ever trade Adams to a team like the Buffalo Bills or the New England Patriots because they would have to play him twice a year, a prospect that would halt any trade talks.
This trade works out because the Jets would move Adams 1,000 miles away and they would see him little more than once every four years.
Due to the fact that the relationship between Adams and the leadership has soured in New York, the Jets have likely begun to look for suitable trade destinations in the NFC making the Bucs a good option.
New York would have the ability to move off of a player that is one step away from taking more dramatic steps and their best bet would be to move him before they lose all of their leverage in the situation. The Bucs have the cap space and would not be a threat to the Jets on a yearly basis.