Jamal Adams has finally requested a trade from the New York Jets, and the Buccaneers are reportedly one of his preferred destinations.
In a move that surprises no one, Jamal Adams has formally requested a trade from the New York Jets. The relationship between the star safety and the franchise has been souring for months now, and the cards are finally on the table for both parties.
Adams is easily one of the best safeties in the NFL and is arguably the best and most unique talent at the strong safety position.
Despite his stellar level of play, Adams is looking for a change of scenery, and the Buccaneers have popped up as one of his preferred destinations, according to Field Yates on Twitter.
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Some of the other trade destinations include former playoff contenders from 2019, and the general belief is that Adams wants a chance to compete for a Super Bowl, something that still seems a long way off in New York.
This report should have Bucs fans excited for several reasons. First, if one of the best players in the league thinks that the Buccaneers are title contenders, that is telling.
A player like Adams would immediately fit on 29 or 30 of the current NFL teams, and in a free-agent market, there would immediately be a bidding war, and his speaking on the Bucs like this could be a sign of more good luck to come down the road.
The second point to be optimistic about is that Tampa Bay has finally become a preferred destination to play. Heading into last season, there was very little shot of something like this happening, especially coming from Adams’ own decision.
While he may not have a say in the matter, this move is not one to rule out just yet. The Bucs want their shot at the Super Bowl, and Adams clearly shows improvement over the current safeties on the roster. The Bucs may have to trade some picks to make this happen, but draft picks are far less valuable than a player of Adams’ talent.
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Even though the move is an extreme long shot, Jamal Adams simply mentioning the Bucs is a massive leap in the right direction for turning around the image of the franchise.