Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams calls out Jets GM on Twitter for shopping him at trade deadline

Jamal Adams calls out Jets GM on Twitter for shopping him at trade deadline

Jamal Adams doesn't sound happy with how the New York Jets handled Tuesday's NFL trade deadline. 

Trade rumors involving the Jets safety surfaced a few hours before the 4 p.m. ET deadline. The Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens reportedly made an effort to land the 2017 first-round pick, who is regarded as one of the league's premier defensive backs.

Well, the deadline passed and Adams is still a Jets player. Adams took to Twitter and made it known he wants to remain in New York, and then he ripped Jets general manager Joe Douglas for allegedly shopping him on the trade market Tuesday. 

ESPN's Chris Mortensen tweeted the Jets did not shop Adams, but that other teams did show interest:

It might get pretty awkward Wednesday when Adams shows up to the Jets' facility.

And he wasn't the only Jets veteran whose name showed up in trade rumors Tuesday. Jets running back Le'Veon Bell, who signed a three-year, $53 million free-agent contract with New York in March, also was the subject of trade speculation.

The Jets are 1-6 entering Week 9 and almost certainly will finish with a losing record for the fourth consecutive season. New York has not reached the playoffs since 2010, and given the franchise's current incompetence, we wouldn't bet on that postseason drought ending anytime soon.

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NFL Trade Deadline: Several trades we wish had happened

NFL Trade Deadline: Several trades we wish had happened

The NFL trade deadline has passed, and this was a step in the right direction for a league that's getting more and more active trade-wise. But still, there were only two trades on deadline day: Aqib Talib to the Dolphins and Leonard Williams to the Giants.

Sure, there were a bunch of players traded leading up the deadline, including Mohamed Sanu, Emmanuel Sanders, Jalen Ramsey, and Marcus Peters, but Tuesday? It was more dudline than deadline.

That said, the league could have been a hell of a lot more exciting with these moves. 

Philip Rivers to the Bills

Or really any quarterback to the Bills, for that matter. Buffalo is one of the teams that's a player or two away from being a serious contender, but when that player is a quarterback, you might as well be 10 players away. Imagine Philip Rivers in the AFC East for a couple of months, and the defensively stout Bills suddenly having an offense. 

O.J. Howard to the Patriots

The Bucs' handling of their 2017 first-round pick has been confusing. They've used him primarily as a blocker, killing his trade stock. Then, when approached by teams that would actually like to throw Howard the ball, Tampa's price was sky-high. Sure, it hurts PR-wise to sell low, but if you don't think the guy fits with your offense, what other choice do you have? Something tells me the Patriots would have found a better use for him. 

A kicker to the Patriots

The Super Bowl favorites spent deadline day swapping out kickers from the trash heap. NFL teams generally don't trade kickers, but if they did the Patriots might have a quality one. 

Melvin Gordon to the Lions

The Lions were a pleasant surprise after their 2-0-1 start, but they're just 1-3 since. They also have a doozy upcoming schedule, so if Matt Patricia wants to push for the playoffs in his second year he could use an upgrade to a backfield that lost Kerryon Johnson to IR. In case you've missed it, the Chargers are a disaster this season and Gordon hasn't exactly helped them since returning from his holdout. 

Any quarterback to the Bears

Apply everything I wrote earlier about the Bills to the Bears. 

Larry Fitzgerald to the Ravens

The Ravens had barely any cap space after trying for Marcus Peters, so they would have had to do more than just give Willie Snead a new contract. Say they figured it out, though. Lamar Jackson would have another weapon and the 36-year-old Fitzgerald would be able to take another crack at a title run late in his career. 

Jamal Adams to the Cowboys

This one was rumored leading up to the trade deadline. I don't really care about the Cowboys getting a really good safety; I just like seeing first-round picks traded, and if such a deal went down, two AFC East teams would have multiple first-round picks in 2020. Potential competition!

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NFL rumors: This Patriots rival in AFC pursued Jamal Adams at trade deadline

NFL rumors: This Patriots rival in AFC pursued Jamal Adams at trade deadline

Trade rumors involving New York Jets safety Jamal Adams surfaced Tuesday, adding another level of intrigue to the last few hours before the 4 p.m. ET NFL trade deadline.

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly had interest in acquiring Williams, who's one of the league's best defensive players and grew up in Texas. One of the New England Patriots' top competitors in the AFC also inquired about an Adams trade.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported after the trade deadline that the Baltimore Ravens pursued the Jets safety.

A Baltimore secondary featuring Adams, Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr, Earl Thomas, Marlon Humphrey and recently acquired Marcus Peters would have been a big problem for opposing offenses. The Ravens' pass rush has been weak this season with just 12 sacks (third-fewest in the league), but their pass defense has impressed. Baltimore has allowed the fourth-fewest passing touchdowns and ranks sixth in opposing QB rating.

The Ravens will host the undefeated Patriots on Sunday night in a Week 9 matchup that will impact the AFC playoff race. The Patriots sit atop the conference at 8-0, while the Ravens hold the No. 3 seed with a 5-2 record as AFC North leaders.

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