The New York Jets might be forced to unload the only superstar on their current roster as contract negotiations with stud safety Jamal Adams have reportedly hit another impasse.
Luckily for first-year GM Joe Douglas, the Dallas Cowboys are presently enduring a similar hardship with quarterback Dak Prescott. Both sides appear to be a ways off from reaching an agreement as the length of the deal -- the two-time Pro Bowler wants four years and Dallas is pushing for five -- is reportedly the source of the squabble.
That got us thinking: what exactly is stopping the Jets and Cowboys from pulling off a blockbuster trade that could solve both of their problems?
At this point, you really have to wonder how much longer Dallas is willing to continue negotiations with Prescott, whose representatives are evidently trying to squeeze as much money out of owner Jerry Jones' wallet as humanly possibly.
The Jets, meanwhile, have every reason to trade Adams after the latest discouraging update on his contract situation. Cashing in on him now before he walks as a free agent after the 2021 season might be the only way forward for Gang Green.
A like-for-like swap including Prescott and Adams would obviously never work -- that's where Sam Darnold comes into the mix. The third-year pro is still just 22 years old, and a trade to the Cowboys' star-studded offense would do wonders for his career. Let's face it, New York hasn't done its best to maximize Darnold's potential, which is palpable.
Though Dallas would be giving up its franchise quarterback, the haul it would get in return is ridiculous. Therefore, the franchise would likely have to cough up a draft pick or two. Two second-rounders (or a first- and a third-rounder) should be enough to make this work.
Both organizations would be freed of the unrelenting contract headaches while adding bright young talents to build around in the process. Seriously, what's stopping them from getting each other on the phone?