Jamal Adams, to no one’s surprise, wants out of New York. Having signed a fully guaranteed contract, Adams is set to make over $9 million next season. Given his dominance in the second, Adams would be a terrific addition, but the cost may be too extreme.
The cost could be a first and third-round pick according to New York columnist Gary Myers. With CGJ, Malcolm Jenkins and Marcus Williams in the secondary, the Saints have all they need to have an elite pass defense.
However, that’s not to say that Adams’ talent would help take the unit to an even higher level. Adams, the former top-ten pick, is a mere 24 years old. He had 6.5 tackles and 75 sacks, proving to be one of the better pass-rushing safeties in the league.
The Saints bolstered their group of safeties this offseason, although losing Vonn Bell to the Cincinnati Bengals. That said, the trade is hypothetical but it would give the Saints a top-three secondary in the NFL.
Saints receive: Jamal Adams
Jets receive: 2021 first-round pick, 2022 third-round pick.