New York Jets superstar safety Jamal Adams has requested a trade, as he's been fed up with the organization dragging their feet in terms of getting him a new contract while some fellow 2017 draftees have already gotten paid.
Adams has named seven potential contenders among his preferred landing spots, with the mighty Baltimore Ravens standing out as a destination.
The Ravens would need to part with their first- and third-round picks, at a minimum, to secure Adams in a trade. They will also need to be comfortable with potentially throwing in a late-round pick to satisfy the Jets. GM Eric DeCosta, an Ozzie Newsome disciple, might need to break character and suddenly give away picks rather than accumulate them.
Adams, a first-team All-Pro last year, has 273 tackles, 12 sacks and 25 pass breakups over his first three seasons in the league. The only other player to pile up 25 PBUs, 12 sacks, and 200 tackles in his first three years in the league is JJ Watt. For a Baltimore team with an MVP quarterback in Lamar Jackson, a future star linebacker in 2020 first-rounder Patrick Queen, and an All-Pro corner in Marcus Peters, Adams could make them a borderline superteam.
While Baltimore doesn't have a ton of cap space, which could make signing Adams long term difficult, this team is ready to contend for a Super Bowl right now, and Adams would make them the clear favorites in the AFC.