The New York Jets continue to drag their feet and take forever to sign star safety Jamal Adams to a contract extension, and the former LSU star has waited long enough while his fellow 2017 draftees have started to earn huge new contracts. Even though he has two more years under contract, Adams has requested a trade.
Adams listed seven teams, all of which have a chance to make the playoffs in 2020, as potential landing spots, with Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks among them.
A first-round pick would certainly have to be sent the Jets' way in any potential deal. A mid-round pick in the fourth-round range will likely need to change hands given how the Jets are set on getting multiple high picks in exchange for Adams, a first-team All-Pro selection last year.
One potential piece that the Jets could insist on in a trade is safety Marquise Blair, a second-year player and former second-round pick who isn't projected to start in Seattle's base defense. With Marcus Maye a free agent after this season, the Jets could flip Adams and end up with a whole new safety tandem of Blair and 2020 third-round pick Ashtyn Davis.
If the Jets are willing to destroy their locker room by trading Adams, at least getting a replacement at safety and a first-round pick will be a pretty solid consolation. New York simply doesn't have a ton of leverage here given the fact Adams has gone public about this multiple times.