1. Jamal Adams, Safety
This has been the biggest news in the NFL the past week as it should be when one of the top 10 players in the league asks for a trade a month before training camp starts.
There has been speculation for a while about Jamal Adams’ future with the New York Jets because he isn’t used to losing and that is all he has done since he came into the league three years ago.
But recently he made it “official” that he wishes to be traded before the season and even went as far as to give a list of teams that he wishes to go to. Spoiler alert — he didn’t mention the Browns which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
The Jets have made it clear that they have intention on trading hum which they shouldn’t. Adams is known for his love of the game so a holdout is unlikely which gives New York the leverage.
Adams has been excellent since he entered the league in 2017 and probably was not used to doing much losing before he joined the Jets. So he put together a list on “winning” teams that he would like to be traded to, even though all of them don’t have the cap room to pay him big money.
That should give hope to Browns fans because they don’t have the cap flexibility to sign him either, they would have to sacrifice signing one of their young players. Which wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
Adams is elite in stopping the run and blitzing and has the versatility to play in the box or drop deep to safety. Pairing him with Myles Garrett for the next five years could be dangerous even if you lose another talented piece in the process.
Of these three players, Adams may be the most unlikely to be wearing orange and browns this fall but without a doubt, he would be the most exciting. It is at least worth a phone call to see what New York wants for Adams.