Here’s what a Jamal Adams trade with the Eagles would look like

New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles

With the Philadelphia Eagles listed as one of Jamal Adams’ preferred destinations, here is what a trade for Adams could look like.

New York Jets safety Jamal Adams appears to want out. New York’s star has requested a trade and has given a list of seven potential teams he would like to be dealt to. Adams has grown increasingly frustrated with the Jets, as the third-year player is seeking a contract extension.

One of the teams reportedly on Adams’ list is the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have a void at safety this season after letting Malcolm Jenkins walk in free agency. Acquiring Adams would certainly fill that void, if not upgrade the position entirely.

Does Philadelphia have the assets to acquire someone of Adams’ caliber?

Let’s take a look at what a potential trade for Jamal Adams could look like for the Eagles:

Eagles Get

S Jamal Adams

Jets Get

S Rodney McLeod

CB Rasul Douglas

2021 First-Round Pick

Obviously, what the Jets want back in a trade for Adams in a first-round pick. If the Eagles want to acquire the 24-year-old, general manager Howie Roseman must be willing to part with that pick. Roseman, and Jets general manager Joe Douglas, have a working relationship from their time in Philadelphia. So, that is a plus for the Eagles if they would like to deal for Adams.

McLeod will be 30 when the season starts and has offered stability for the Eagles at free safety since 2016. The former Ram would provide a steady presence and veteran leadership for a young Jets’ defense.

Douglas has bounced in and out of the Eagles’ lineup since being drafted in 2017 out of West Virginia. He will only be 25 when the season starts and has shown a lot of upside. Douglas could be a nice young addition to the New York defense.

Obviously, Adams would fit right in as the star of the Eagles’ defense. He would fill the void left by Jenkins and without a doubt make an immediate impact. He would likely work next to Will Parks at safety and add another star to that defense with Darius Slay.

In terms of money, the Eagles would have no problem absorbing Adams’ $3.5 million in cap for 2020. He would account for $9.86 million in 2021, but that would only be if a contract extension would not be reached.

Trading for Adams would likely come with the demand for a new contract. There is no doubt that he will want to be paid as one of the highest-paid safeties in the league. For the 2020 season, Eddie Jackson of the Chicago Bears was the highest-paid safety, earning $14.6 million.

Adams will likely want to beat that number. So, if the Eagles traded for him, they would likely have to give him an extension in the four-year, $60 million range. Can the Eagles afford to pay him that much, in addition to giving up the assets they would?

In 2021, the Eagles are currently over the cap, so it would be difficult. While it would be a nice addition for Philadelphia, it’s hard to envision a scenario where they trade for Adams. Unfortunately for Eagles fans, the more likely scenario seems to be Adams heading to the rival Dallas Cowboys.

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