If we were ranking the Denver Broncos' biggest remaining roster weaknesses, the safety position wouldn't be No. 1, it wouldn't be No. 2, but maybe No. 3. It's not a glaring emergency because Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson make for one of the best safety duos in the NFL but going beyond them, it gets dicey real quick for the Broncos.
Part of that has to do with the departure of last year's No. 3 safety Will Parks, who signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles this past spring. The Broncos still have Trey Marshall, who played well down the stretch last year, as well as signing undrafted rookie safety from Texas Tech Douglas Coleman III.
One potential solution for the Broncos would be disgruntled New York Jets' safety Jamal Adams. The former No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft has officially requested a trade per Rich Cimini of ESPN.
Naturally, fans wonder whether the Mile High City could be a feasible landing spot for Adams. With the stage thus being set, KOA radio host of Broncos Country Tonight and bonafide NFL insider Benjamin Allbright weighed in on Thursday.
"Denver is not in the market for him," Allbright said on Twitter.
I learned a long time ago (the hard way) that when it comes to the Broncos, it is unwise to doubt Allbright. His sources are near-absolute.
That being said, in a perfect world, if we were building a Broncos roster in franchise mode on Madden, who wouldn't want a talented young safety like Adams? He and the Chargers' Derwin James are very similar players and two of the best young safeties in the game.
Adams wants to get paid, surely, by whatever team enters into the trade market for his services. With the Broncos facing the prospect of paying Simmons upwards of $12 million on the franchise tag barring a multi-year accord, and Jackson set to make $11 million in the second year of his three-year deal, the checkbook isn't a tool that could help the team recruit a player like Adams.
The Broncos will get by with their already formidable safety duo and work to develop either Marshall, Coleman, or perhaps a player yet unnamed (maybe even fellow UDFA Essang Bassey). So long as Simmons and Jackson stay healthy, it's a strategy that's likely to pay dividends for the Broncos.
Adams-to-Denver was never really in question for these reasons. But thanks to the reporting of Allbright, we can officially put this storyline to bed.