The New York Jets could be looking to trade Jamal Adams before the start of the 2020 NFL season, and these three scenarios could land him with Tampa Bay.
Jamal Adams, one of the best safeties in the NFL, could see a change of scenery before the offseason ends. The star safety has a surplus of talent, but there is trouble in paradise between Adams and the Jets primarily because of Adam Gase.
Gase has experienced an uphill battle with the Jets since he inherited the team and has done little to help himself. Poor injury luck was one thing, but alienating the star players is entirely on Gase’s shoulders.
The head coach for the Jets has been extremely vague in his support for some of his most recognizable players. Gase was non-committal to the team’s future with Le’Veon Bell and handled trade offers for Adams in a way that displeased the young safety.
Regardless of how it happened, Jamal Adams could be looking for a way out of New York. If that is the case, New York will need to act fast.
Cold feet or trying to fix an unreconcilable situation could lead to Adams holding out and the Jets losing all of their bargaining power. If the case is as bad as it seems from the outside looking in, the Jets should already start looking for a trade partner.
The Buccaneers should jump on this opportunity and have the capital and means to make a variety of trades for Adams happen.
Tampa Bay has an up and coming defense that would surge up the league ladder with the addition of a stellar, All-Pro-caliber safety.
Adams has been dominant in his time as a Jet, and his skills would translate well to the Buccaneer defense. In three seasons, Adams has been selected to the Pro Bowl twice and was a First-team All-Pro selectee in 2019.
The most prominent position of need for the Buccaneers outside of offensive tackle is safety, and with these three options, the Bucs could bring one of the best to Tampa Bay.