Former executive: Eagles No. 1 'trade fit' for Jamal Adams

94WIP Staff
June 29, 2020 - 10:53 am

As speculation rises as to whether or not Jamal Adams will be traded before the season, one former Cowboys executive decided to weigh in on the situation.

Gil Brandt, who was with the Cowboys for 29 years, ranked the Eagles as the best potential fit for Adams.

Here's Brandt's full analysis:

"General manager Howie Roseman -- who employed Jets GM Joe Douglas as his vice president of player personnel for three seasons -- isn't afraid to make bold moves, and the Eagles could use safety help. Malcolm Jenkins left in free agency, leaving converted corner Jalen Mills, veteran free agent Will Parks and fourth-round pick K'Von Wallace to attempt to fill his shoes. Adding Adams to a secondary that upgraded at corner via the trade for Darius Slay would take Philadelphia to another level. The only caveat is that salary cap considerations could make this one tough to pull off."

Brandt also ranked the Cowboys as the second best landing spot for Adams, who has expressed his interest in returning to Texas where he grew up.

Brandt notes how unlikely the situation is that Adams is moved this season with two years remaining on his contract. Nonetheless, if the relationship between the Jets and Adams significantly declines, the Jets may have no other choice but to move on from the All-Pro safety.

94WIP's Eliot Shorr-Parks explored the possibility of the Eagles signing or trading for big names in the rumor mill, including Adams. For ESP, it really comes down to the Eagles resources and cap considerations.

"Adams is a luxury piece, one that can take a team that is already set at key positions to the next level," writes ESP. "The Eagles are not that team and need to save resources and money to fix one of their more pressing issues."