With training camps possibly just days away from starting, New York Jets star safety Jamal Adams is doubling down on his offseason-long push to be traded.
Adams tore into the Jets leadership, including general manager Joe Douglas and head coach Adam Gase, in an interview with the New York Daily News on Friday. It was a clear attempt by Adams to get trade talks ignited.
It also should have perked the ears of Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock in Las Vegas. The Raiders were not part of Adams’ reported nine-team wish list last month (Tampa Bay was not part of the initial eight teams, but was added later), but that shouldn’t matter to the Raiders’ brass.
Gruden and Mayock have a lot to offer Adams, who will turn 25 during the season. The Raiders have the means to give him a big deal after the season, there is no state income tax in Nevada and Adams would be a star in Las Vegas. Even though Adams may not want to go to Las Vegas, if the Raiders make a deal and promise a new him a new contract, it’s highly likely he would get on board quickly.
Adams would also benefit the Raiders greatly. They need a star on defense and he would be a great player, in his prime, to lead this D to being an upper-level unit. Yes, he would fit with fellow safety Johnathan Abram because the position is flexible.
I’ve been pushing the Raiders to make this deal all offseason. It’s makes too much for them not to, at least, explore the possibility of landing Adams.