REPORT: The 49ers have "Inquired" about Jamal Adams

Grant Cohn

I told you.

A couple weeks ago, I reported that trade talks between the 49ers and Jets for All Pro strong safety Jamal Adams were “picking up steam.”

According to Sports Illustrated’s Corbin Smith, who cites multiple sources, “Seattle and San Francisco have both had preliminary discussions with the New York Jets about the availability of disgruntled star safety Jamal Adams.”

That’s what “picking up steam” means. The 49ers apparently have interest and have made inquiries about Adams, as have the Seahawks, after Adams listed both teams among the seven he would accept a trade to.

This news should come as no surprise.

Of course the 49ers and and Seahawks have shown interest in Adams -- they’d be nuts not to want him. He’s available, and he’s great. He instantly would become the leader of whichever team trades for him -- the 49ers or the Seahawks.

And he would tip the balance of power in the NFC West. If the Seahawks get Adams, they probably would win the NFC West. And if the 49ers get Adams, they almost certainly would win the division and probably the Super Bowl, too. They’d be the best team in the entire league. And Adams would be their best defensive player.

So there’s double incentive for the 49ers to trade for Adams: To add a great player at a position of need, and to prevent a division rival from doing the same.

The Jets obviously don’t want to trade Adams -- he’s forcing his way off that team. So they probably will drag their feet and make Adams wait. But if he doesn’t drop his trade demand -- and why would he? -- then the Jets most likely will trade him before the trade deadline.

And the 49ers should be the team to get him.

Seems like they agree.

Comments (20)
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MT9er
MT9er

Ah, the good old, whiney, petulant Grant comes shining through... Missed ya buddy!

Yes, he would be a good get from a talent standpoint. Not sure I buy the "leader" and "tip the balance" aspects. Either way though, Marathe would have to pull off one his greatest cap Houdini acts of all time to make it work. Guess we'll see!

BeBold
BeBold

Once again Grant, you're off the mark. Adams won't come cheap. Cap space IS the issue - always is after the free agent/draft frenzy. And, again, there is n guarantee of future success with another team- just a different team. As good as Adams has been, there are other pressing needs - like paying RM. Also, another, less expensive option could come along in the next few months.

Aje806tx49
Aje806tx49

If we’re talking about winning Superbowls as your mentioning I’m pretty sure Jamal Adams wouldn’t be able to cover Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelsey, and for sure Tyrek Hill because if the 49ers somehow make it back to the SB which history tells us is very difficult it’ll probably be against the Chiefs.

Aje806tx49
Aje806tx49

Wrong! He would not be the best player on the 49ers defense Nick Bosa was and is the heart and soul of this defense even when Buckner was here PERIOD!

Mitchell Alan
Mitchell Alan

Mostert for Adams.

Niner4life41
Niner4life41

Yes Adams and Sherman would be the only 2 defenders on the Niners defense to be 1st team All-Pro. Just imagine those 2 locking down one side of the field together with our ferocious pass rush. It would be like the 85’ Bears defense. JA is a difference maker that could make this Niners defense an all time great if he landed here. The fact that Seattle wants him too makes it even more important now. Kill two birds with one stone by acquiring the best safety in football and not letting our division rivals get him.

JPetes
JPetes

The hyperbole in this article is absurd and makes you seem like a random sensationalist commenter (raises hand) and not a respectable sports journalist. Maybe you're joking? If so, that's not coming through.

gw2
gw2

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Your conclusions are way ahead of your facts. Adams immediately becomes "the leader" of whichever team acquires him? Uh, both these teams have strong veteran leadership. "Tips the balance of power in the NFC west?" This one player? I doubt that. "Almost certainly would win the division and probably the Super Bowl, too?" Come on Grant. I think you're in LUV. Yes Adams is a fine player, and I'd love to acquire him and not the Seahawks, but he does not possess supernatural abilities. I think your tie is too tight. Go back to sweaters.

HighOffNaweed
HighOffNaweed

Immediately becomes the 49ers Best Defensive Player? I think you are forgetting about a few people here... Bosa is the easy one. But Sherman, Bosa, Dee Ford and Armstead are at least as valuable - particularly because of the position they play.


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