Jamal Adams trade could have serious impact on Saints Super Bowl chances

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The Saints are going to be one of the favorites to represent the NFC in the 2020 Super Bowl. With Jamal Adams now in the conference, it just got a bit tougher.

Jets’ safety Jamal Adams has been traded. We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know what price. Now, we can safely say “thank you” to Saints’ general manager Mickey Loomis for not even take a glimpse at giving that value for Adams.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news about the Adams deal. Here’s the entire package with the Jets packaging Adams and a fourth-round pick for an absolute haul. Adams will now be part of the NFC West Seahawks.

Last season, the NFC West was won by the San Francisco 49ers, a team that handed the Saints one of their three losses in an absolute shootout. Led by quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks should be the new favorite.

As for Adams, the former top-ten pick will be entering his fourth season in the league.

Elected to the Pro Bowl and nominated as an All-Pro a season ago, Adams has become one of the best safeties in the NFL. Last season, he totaled 75 combined tackles, 6.5 sacks, seven pass deflections and two forced fumbles.

However, it’s still tough to justify such a deal even if it is for a superstar like Adams. After all, we’re talking about two first-round picks and a third-round pick — that’s three long-term starters for a team.

With a few star safties, the Saints really had no business dealing anything for Adams. They’ll be just fine with newly-acquired Malcolm Jenkins and up-and-coming Marcus Williams captaining their secondary.

Those two should be an elite duo and provide everything a team needs. That said, Adams will enhance the conference, but thankfully, the Saints won’t even catch a glimpse of the Seahawks until potentially the postseason.

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Adams is a great player, and both teams may end up liking this deal. But, we’re certainly thankful it wasn’t New Orleans giving all that for Adams.