The New York Jets had an opportunity to trade Jamal Adams at the trade deadline, but now is the time to do so to get the most value for him.
When the idea was floated of the New York Jets trading Jamal Adams at the trade deadline, it sent the fans in a tizzy. Many fans were like, “How can they consider trading the best player on the team?” Some even called him a building block piece. One Adam Schefter tweet changed that.
When the NFL’s voluntary virtual off-season program opens this month, Jets’ All-Pro safety Jamal Adams is not expected to participate, per league sources. The Jets have not expressed any official interest in extending Adams thus far in the off-season, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 17, 2020
Now the fan reaction is very similar to these.
75% chance he's traded. Great player but there are valid reasons for trading him atp. https://t.co/NEb6X5Sy66
— Drew (@DrewfromJersey) April 17, 2020
So, why did not wanting to attend sessions that are voluntary open the eyes of some? The fact of the matter is, the Jets have so many holes at premium positions. So, trading someone who doesn’t play a premium position to get draft capital makes all the sense in the world.
So, what teams could be in the mix? There are two teams that fit both the need category and quality draft capital that equals the value for Jamal Adams. Let’s explore.
Trading within the division is always a precarious idea. The idea of “helping” a division opponent can give people pause. However, in a trade, it’s not necessarily you helping someone. The Jets need capital, and the Dolphins need a safety.
Miami has nine top-100 picks in the next two draft classes. Jamal Adams was selected sixth overall, but he’s worked himself into being worth a top-five pick.
According to the draft pick value chart, a top-five pick is worth anywhere from 1700-3000 “points.” Using that chart, the 26th and 39th overall picks this year plus a first-rounder next year puts them at a minimum of 1800 “points,” given the 32nd pick is worth 590.
The Cowboys could use help like Adams on their back-end. They don’t have nearly the capital that the Dolphins do. So, unless the Dolphins are willing to unload pick no. 19, Dallas seems to be a good fit.
The trade value for Dallas (in terms of rounds) is the same as Miami’s. It’s this year’s first and second-round picks, and next year’s first. The difference is that instead of the 19th overall pick, they get the 17th, and instead of the 39th overall, they get no. 51. With this trade, they get a minimum point value higher than the Dolphins.
We’ve seen how Joe Douglas operates this offseason. He seems to be a stickler for the price point, and won’t budge. He needs to get max value in a trade, and they shouldn’t be in a position where they have to trade him next year, otherwise, his value goes down.
Adams’s value is at its peak right now. So, Douglas needs to trade him in this draft.