Jamal Adams and the New York Jets have had somewhat of an awkward relationship for an extended period of time now.
Adams came into the league and quickly lifted himself to the upper echelon of secondary players and safeties in the NFL after having been a high first round pick, and rightfully expects to be paid as such.
Now, the value of a safety in today’s NFL is debatable and subjective to who your GM or defensive coordinator is since that determines a defensive players role, but when you’re one of the best, you’re one of the best, and we can’t blame Adams for wanting to be paid.
The Jets are determined to hold out on a big contract for Adams, and despite having shown motivation and loyalty to stay put for the last couple seasons amidst turmoil, he’s now formally requested a trade.
One team that may be a good fit for Adams? The Houston Texans. Can we rely upon a head coach who’s also trying to be the GM and doing a not so great Bill Belichick impression to make a competent trade though? Unlikely, Bill.
The Texans are without their first and second round picks in next year’s draft, and so they’d likely have to reach into 2022 to even have a proper pick that New York would accept. That and/or a player or two of value to them.
The Texans have several young, valuable defensive pieces, and…maybe throw in Kenny Stills? Would that do it? This all seems unlikely, and i feel as though a stalemate is coming.