Jamal Adams reportedly wants out and has a list of teams he wants to be traded to. The Houston Texans are on the list but he needs them more than they do.
There’s no question that the Houston Texans season will likely start as scheduled but with the way things are now compared to what they’ll look like this Fall, it’s extremely likely there will be no fans in the stadiums that we hold so sacred.
We’ll likely all be watching on television as our guys take the field and the players will certainly have an eerie feeling within themselves because a lot of them — if not all — feed on the energy from the crowd to elevate themselves to their best level of play.
That would likely be the case within the 2020 season so it will be interesting to see if the league decides to pump fake crowd noise into the stadium to help with that psychological notion. Regardless, they’ll be following the utmost of restrictions that are in line with CDC recommendations to ensure players are kept safe.
So while we wait on what the season will look like, the Houston Texans still have a major hole to fill at the safety position opposite of Justin Reid. With the release of Tashaun Gipson, the team may be leaning heavily on unproven talent and it might be Eric Murray that could get a lion’s share of the snaps if no action is taking in landing some talent that could be on the market.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that safety Jamal Adams is looking for a new home and is wanting out from under the New York Jets. He has listed seven teams as potential landing spots and the Houston Texans are one of those teams.
Who are the others? The Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.
With that being said, Bill O’Brien definitely needs to get on the phone as soon as possible with Kevin Conner, Adams’ agent to try to get a deal done for the budding, two-time Pro Bowl-earning, 24-year-old talent that’s not even the prime of his career.
The Houston Texans don’t have much in terms of immediate draft capital, as it was vastly needed to construct the overhaul of their offense that has taken a few seasons to get done. The debate continues on if this “overhaul” is for the better but we’re about to find out sans DeAndre Hopkins.
Benardrick McKinney continues to be talked about in terms of an asset that could be shipped away for Adams and I wouldn’t mind prying away their 5th-round pick for 2021 as well to increase the depleted draft capital that this team will have.
It will take some maneuvering but I think the Houston Texans are starting to become an attractive
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landing spot for any free agent because of the presence of Deshaun Watson and the talent that surrounds him, giving the team a shot every season to be better than what they were in their previous campaign.
This franchise is a perfect fit for Adams and it’s a perfect situation for him because he’d be able to take the reins immediately with an organization and a fanbase that will welcome him with open arms. So for that reason, Adams needs to be on this team more than they need him although the feelings between both are likely mutual.
Will it happen?
I think the Houston Texans have a great shot but they’ll be competing with six other teams so we’ll have to see how this plays out. There’s no question Adams will have a home soon so we just have to keep our fingers crossed that it’s our team.
Let’s hope for the best…
Adams accumulated 75 tackles — 61 solos — along with 6.5 sacks, 10 tackles-for-loss, 13 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two defensive touchdowns, seven passes defensed and one interception through 14 starts last season.