Cleveland Browns Rumor: Browns aren’t a landing spot for Jamal Adams

Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Adam Schefter is reporting the seven teams that fans should keep an eye on in a potential Jamal Adams trade, and none are the Cleveland Browns.

If you’re a Cleveland Browns fan hoping to land current New York Jet Jamal Adams, adding him to the lineup of safties the team already has, don’t hold your breath. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted out on Thursday evening the seven teams to keep an eye out for in any trade talks for the Pro Bowl safety and none are the Cleveland Browns.

The teams are the Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks. The Browns were not mentioned and maybe for good reason; he may not want to play in Cleveland.

Those other teams were apparently the welcomed landing spots for Adams per his league sources. One of those teams is none other than the Baltimore Ravens, who the Browns play twice a year at least. Adams landing inside the division would be an unwelcomed move for many Browns fans, making things harder on the franchise to regain it’s once-vaunted position in the football landscape and seeing the likes of Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb reach their high potential.

The Adams drama has been going on for weeks now between the star player and the franchise, and many fans have lobbied for the Browns to go get him. That doesn’t make a lot of sense, considering the glut of safties the team already has. While yes, the team will often run out three safeties in a modified nickel-package, the team seems content with the talent they already have.

Moving to go get Adams would mean a young player at least, and several draft choices in upcoming NFL Drafts going to the Jets in return. Probably a first-rounder and a third-rounder at least. The Browns can’t afford to be trading away first, second and third-round picks at the moment, as they’ll eventually need to replace one if not both of the big contracted wideouts the team currently has in Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry. The team is preparing to offer big deals across the board to their younger, Cleveland-drafted teammates and eventually, the rubber will meet the road, and veteran talent like Beckham, Landry and others will need to be let go in order to make room finanically.

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