The Cleveland Browns have made some major improvements to their team over the offseason.
They’ve added right tackle Jack Conklin and Pro Bowl tight end Austin Hooper through free agency.
They had a strong draft that included left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. and safety Grant Delpit.
The organization is in much better shape than last season, but the Browns might not be done adding yet.
Sources told me today Jets have given no indication will sign All-Pro S Jamal Adams to new contract in offseason. Want to wait to make decision. He wants contract now. Stalemate has caused friction & sources said trade very possible. It's expected half the teams will call Jets.
— Gary Myers (@GaryMyersNY) May 21, 2020
Two-time Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams could be on the trade block this season.
Both the New York Jets and Adams don’t appear close on a contract extension.
Most organizations in the league would love to have Adams on their roster.
Should the Browns make an offer for Adams if he becomes available?
Adams NFL Career
The Jets selected Adams with the No. 6 overall pick during the 2017 NFL Draft.
He immediately burst onto the scene and became a star in the league his rookie season.
Adams recorded 83 tackles, nine tackles for loss, and two sacks through 16 games in 2017.
He put up video game numbers his second season with 115 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and three fumbles forced during his sophomore campaign.
In 2019, Adams finished with 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and two fumbles forced through 14 games with the Jets.
Jamal Adams’ Career Stats
— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) April 6, 2020
The 24-year-old is an absolute superstar and is well-deserving of an extension.
The Jets do have him under contract for this season and accepted his fifth-year player option for 2021.
However, Adams does not sound pleased that the organization has refused to give him the extension he wants.
His days on the Jets could be numbered, which could give the Browns a chance to snag him.
Who Do the Browns Have At Safety?
Yes, every organization would love to have Adams on their roster, but his price won’t be cheap.
The Jets are likely going to ask for a massive return, assuming they decide to trade him at some point.
He’s put together four reliable seasons with the Oakland Raiders, but has yet to play a full season in the NFL.
Joseph is expected to be the starting strong safety in 2020, but is not going to be the long-term solution.
Welcome to Cleveland, Grant Delpit!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 25, 2020
He recorded 65 tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions during his final season in 2019.
Delpit is expected to battle for the starting free safety spot during the preseason.
10-year veteran Andrew Sendejo is going to battle with Delpit for the starting spot in camp.
The 32-year-old is not a long-term option, but gives the Browns nice depth for the 2020 season.
Should the Browns Trade for Adams?
At the moment, the Browns have a few options at safety, but could use an upgrade.
Both Joseph and Sendejo are most likely only going to be around for a season or two.
The hope is that Delpit can be the long-term starting free safety in Cleveland.
Adams would be great to have in Cleveland, but the Browns shouldn’t feel pressured to make the move.
The Jets are likely going to ask for a massive return, especially with two years left on his rookie deal.
Cleveland is better off waiting a season and seeing if his price does end up dropping.
The Browns have other star players that they will need to pay as well.
Rushing into a trade for Adams right now does not make sense for the organization.
It is better to wait and see than to pay big and end up regretting the deal at the end of the day.
The Browns have options at safety, so they should be fine for next season.