NFL Trade Rumors: Free Agent Safety Jamal Adams Visiting With Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens may have an intriguing free agent splash in the works. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Ravens are visiting with former Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets safety Jamal Adams.

Adams initially burst onto the scene as the Jets' sixth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He quickly established himself as a star due to his crunching play in the box and his ability as a blitzer. Over his first three seasons in the league, he compiled 12 sacks and 210 tackles, earning a pair of Pro Bowls and even a first-team All-Pro.

Adams was such a hot commodity that the Seahawks traded multiple first-round picks to the Jets to acquire Adams following the 2019 season. They eventually signed him to a massive four-year, $70.58 million contract during the 2021 offseason, making him the league's highest-paid safety at the time.

Unfortunately, injuries have caught up with Adams. In his last four seasons with the Seahawks, he's been held to only 34 games, including a mere 10 since 2022. The Seahawks released him earlier this offseason, clearing $6 million in cap space.

When available, Adams has always been an exciting and novel player, but his skillset has seldom translated to dominant defense. Luckily for the Ravens, they already have one in place: they finished first in points allowed (16.5 per game) and total takeaways (31) last season. If the Ravens can afford to reduce his role and accentuate his strengths, he could be a difference-making addition, assuming he can stay on the field.  

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