Jamal Adams wants out of New York.
While the Jets may try to mend the relationship and retain the superstar safety, it almost seems at a point where there is no going back. Adams is on a massive contract, hurting his trade value. However, he’ll still draw a large package in return.
A top-ten pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Adams will make just over $7 million this season and over $9 million next season, easily the highest amount of his four-year contract according to Spotrac. He signed a deal worth $22.3 million in 2017.
The Saints saved almost $8 million by releasing Larry Warford so they should have the cap space to make such a trade.
With Malcolm Jenkins and Marcus Williams on the team, the Saints may not truly need a safety, but this team is loaded across the board so getting an upgrade for either could be beneficial. Adams is a strong safety so he’d be taking over most of Jenkins’ duties.
The two-time Pro Bowlers and 2019 All-Pro, Adams recorded 71 tackles and 6.5 sacks last season. He’d be an upgrade that took the team to the next level, but with Jenkins, it likely wouldn’t be worth it.