If the Baltimore Ravens are actually considering an exchange for Jamal Adams, it will not be the first time that they have inquired about the safety of the New York Jets.
The Ravens were said to have shown similar interest before last year’s trade deadline, but instead grabbed the Rams’ Marcus Peters cornerback. This agreement worked well for Baltimore because Peters helped revitalize his high school while winning a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Apparently, the Ravens’ court with Adams is not dead. Several reports claim that Baltimore is still interested in landing the playmakers, but the price could be too high.
The Jets would look for at least a first and third round pick for Adams, who became unhappy with his contract situation. The Ravens would likely want to sign a new deal with Adams before signing the contract.
Baltimore currently has Earl Thomas and Chuck Clark as starting security in 2020. The two have just had solid seasons.
Thomas, a seven-time Pro Bowler, had an immediate impact in Baltimore after being acquired in Seattle as a free agent. He finished the season with 49 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, four defensive assists, a fumble and a fumble, helping the Baltimore defense third in points (17.6) and fourth in yards (300 , 6) authorized per match. .
Clark returned to the starting position when Tony Jefferson suffered a knee injury at the end of the season against the Steelers on October 6. Clark took a big leap and finished with career highs in tackles (68), adding a sack, an interception, nine defensive assists and two fumbles while starting a career high of 12 games.
Adams, however, is a special talent and could add another dimension to the Ravens’ already dominant defense. Adams finished with 75 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, seven defensive assists, two forced fumbles, an interception and a touchdown in 14 games last season. He was named All-Pro of the first team despite the difficulties of the young Jets.
It would be perfect for the Ravens and their Super Bowl aspirations.