With Harrison Smith getting older and the status of Anthony Harris still unknown, should the Minnesota Vikings try to trade for New York Jets safety Jamal Adams?
Heading into the 2020 season, the secondary of the Minnesota Vikings is going to look very different than it has in the past few years.
The Vikings have already seen numerous longtime contributors head out the door this offseason including Mackensie Alexander, Trae Waynes, Jayron Kearse, and Xavier Rhodes. Minnesota is also in the middle of figuring out if they want to give safety Anthony Harris a long-term contract or not.
With Harris’ future with the team still up in the air and there being absolutely no safety depth behind Harrison Smith right now, the Vikings should be exploring a number of options when it comes to their group of safeties for next season.
Minnesota could look to the upcoming NFL Draft to add a new member or two to the position group, but there is an intriguing name they could pursue in a trade as well.
After current New York Jets safety Jamal Adams was on the trade block during the middle of last season, it’s being reported by ESPN that the team hasn’t had any, “official interest,” in offering the young defensive back a contract extension. Frustrated by this, Adams will reportedly skip the Jets’ voluntary virtual offseason workout program this year.
Adams has only been in the NFL for three seasons and he’s coming off an impressive 2019 campaign that saw him earn a First-Team All-Pro selection. With them possessing the draft ammo capable of acquiring him, could trading for Adams be a route the Vikings take this offseason instead of extending Harris’ tenure with the team?