The New York Jets could be on the verge of dealing their two best players, as running back Le'Veon Bell and safety Jamal Adams, the latter of whom is demanding a trade, might have played their final downs in New York.
The San Francisco 49ers, who should be in the market for a game-changing safety and new starting running back, are on Adams' list of potential landing spots. They have the resources to swing a deal for both Adams and Bell, should they choose to go all in.
The going rate for Adams is a first and third-round pick, and the addition of Bell, even with the down 2019 and the large contract, should only further solidify the notion that the Jets are seeking a goo chunk of premium draft picks in exchange for these two. Luckily, John Lynch has been pretty cavalier about trading picks, so he should have no trouble giving up a first in 2021 and a third in 2022 for two elite players at their respective positions.
If the Jets want to, in essence, flip the Bell contract to San Francisco for a cheaper starting running back, Tevin Coleman could be traded to New York. The 49ers have clearly shown a preference towards Raheem Mostert, so sending Coleman to the Jets would give San Francisco enough cap space to bring Adams and Bell on board, eliminate the logjam at running back, and provide the Jets with a new starting running back. This could also mean the 49ers don't need to add in that extra mid-round selection.
For a first-round pick, a Day 2 selection or a solid, if uninspiring, running back in Coleman, San Francisco could add the league's best safety and a top-notch running back that would make the the favorites in the NFC once more. Lynch has to wake up and make this deal happen.