As the trade deadline creeps closer and closer, speculation is bound to run rampant when it comes to who may get dealt.
One name that’s been on the softer side of the rumors is Jamal Adams. He’s been one of those names that you hear from time to time, but in terms of solid ground, there hasn’t been much to stand on.
However, with just a couple of hours to go, it appears that multiple teams have been inquiring about Adams’ availability.
Cowboys (As reported just now by @RapSheet ) not the only team in playoff contention calling on Jamal Adams.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) October 29, 2019
Fun two hours ahead.
The asking price for Adams will be high. He was the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and made the Pro Bowl in 2018. You’re likely looking at a first-round pick at minimum in order to attain his services.
The connection with Tampa Bay is obvious. Bowles drafted Adams and coached him during his first two years in the league, including the Pro Bowl season. Safety is also a position of need for the Bucs.
The former LSU Tiger already knows Bowles’ defense and has been known as a team leader throughout his career. It seems that if the Bucs were to make a move, it’d be a pretty seamless transition for both parties.
He’s also cheap. If my math is correct, he should cost around $362,812 for the rest of the 2019 season and his cap hit will be around $3.4 million in 2020.
But would it be worth the price of admission? Tampa Bay has plenty of questions on its roster and draft picks are the best way to answer said questions, but at the same time, Tampa Bay would get a proven player and wouldn’t have to worry whether or not the player drafted in Adams’ place will work out.
There’s also the possibility of adding a player (O.J. Howard, anyone?) to help reduce the cost.
What do you think? Should the Bucs make a move for Jamal Adams?
Should the Bucs make a move for Jamal Adams?
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