Titans trading for New York Jets star Jamal Adams helps all involved
Should Titans trade for New York Jets star safety Jamal Adams?
Jamal Adams has become unhappy with the New York Jets and has requested a trade via social media, which should spark interest from the Titans.
"Six days ago, Adams — again on Instagram — accused the Jets of “a lot of talk, no action.” He said he still hadn’t received a contract proposal that was promised in January. The Jets appear reluctant to address his contract because they own his rights for another two years, plus a potential franchise tag in 2022. They have him on team-friendly terms — $3.5 million this season, $9.9 million in 2021. The latter is the amount of his fifth-year option. Adams wants to become the NFL’s highest-paid safety, sources said, meaning he would like to eclipse the $14.6 million per year the Chicago Bears are paying Eddie Jackson. via Rick Cimini of ESPN"
The Tennessee Titans weren’t one of the teams included on Jamal Adams wishlist, but the Titans are often overlooked anyways. If the right deal were to pop up, he just might approve of it.
With Kevin Byard and Kenny Vaccaro already on the team, why would the Tennessee Titans want to go get another safety? On top of that, one that would cost them close to $15 million.
It’s simple really, the Titans defense is one of the most interesting in the NFL. They thrive off of athleticism and versatility. They play several defensive sets than involve 3 safeties. Jamal Adams might just be the x-factor that the Titans’ defense is missing to be by far the best in the NFL. At 6’1 215 lbs, Jamal Adams could be just as versatile, if not more, as any other player on the Titans defense.
"Safeties Kevin Byard and Kenny Vaccaro are both big and physical enough to play in the box or blitz while also having the range and cover chops to play deep or man up on athletic tight ends or even wide receivers. The team has doubled down on flexible safeties in the last two drafts, taking Dane Cruikshank in the fifth round last year and Amani Hooker in the fourth round this year. Both Cruikshank and Hooker spent time at both safety and what their coaches called the “star” position in college, essentially playing as a big nickel thanks to their diverse skill sets. All four of the Titans safeties check in between 5’-11” and 6’-1” and between 209 and 214 pounds. Any one of these guys would be capable of playing as a “big nickel” or “big dime” type role. via Mike Herndon, Music City Miracles"
Jamal Adams fits the script of the typical safeties the Tennessee Titans have been adding to their roster. Plus, there is a possibility that Amani Hooker will be used much more as a slot corner than at safety.
It would be fun to see Adams be a sort of “swiss army knife” for the Titans. Watching him all over the field doing it all alongside Kevin Byard, Kenny Vaccaro, Jayon Brown, and Rashaan Evans would be a sight to see for Titans fans.
There is definitely a reason for the Titans to be interested in Adams, and Jamal Adams is eager to be traded out of New York.