Bucs Speculated As A Landing Spot

June 19th, 2020

Pro Bowl safety wants trade.

[UPDATE: 2:45 P.M. It’s starting to get interesting now.]
Per Field Yates of BSPN, you can add a team to the list of approved destinations that Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams will agree to play for.

The Bucs.

Yates had the following twitter Friday afternoon.

A Pro Bowl safety wants out of New York and on a new team. And a New York tabloid suggests fans should not count out the Bucs.

Jets’ star safety Jamal Adams announced yesterday he is demanding a trade. And he is a star. Adams and J.J. Watt are the only two players in NFL history to have 200 tackles, 10 sacks and 25 pass breakups in their first three seasons.

In what seems a wild fantasy, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post speculated a potential landing spot is the Bucs because Adams’ former coach is on the Bucs’ coaching staff.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles — former Jets head coach — can beg for a reunion and sell a perfect schematic match to GM Jason Licht, but the Buccaneers just drafted second-rounder Antoine Winfield for this position. They have extensions due soon for pass-rusher Shaq Barrett and receiver Chris Godwin, after loading up this offseason with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, so money will dry up fast.

Joe is pretty sure Bowles would know how to use Adams, and Adams would be an easy transition to play for Bowles, the Bucs’ defensive coordinator.

Now Thursday, uber NFL insider Adam Schefter of BSPN shared a list of teams Adams wants to get traded to. The Bucs were not on the list.

Joe just doesn’t see how the Bucs could afford Adams, who wants a raise, of course. If the Bucs sign him, who goes? The Bucs are tight against the cap as it is, and it is very likely the cap will drop next year as NFL revenues are supposed to take a dip thanks to “The Sickness.”

The only way Joe can see Adams coming on board is if the Bucs thought Lavonte David was past his prime and wave him goodbye after the season. He will be 31 before the Super Bowl. Cam Brate, Ryan Jensen and Ndamukong Suh might also get the heave-ho in the offseason if the Bucs trade for Adams.

42 Responses to “Bucs Speculated As A Landing Spot”

  1. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    He’s not going anywhere… The JETS won’t trade this beast, righhhht??!

  2. Mort Says:

    Lol he is way too expensive.

  3. AwShbucs Says:

    In a perfect world with no salary cap this would be amazing. However the salary cap does in fact exist so I dont see how we could swing this.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    We don’t need a “cancer” in this new culture we’re building here in TAMPA

  5. Bobby M. Says:

    They would have to restructure Evans….possibly Jenkins. I don’t think its out of the question, the owners have made it pretty clear they are trying to win now with a window of 2-3 yrs tops. He’s a player in a bizarre offseason that can come right and have an impact. Evans and Winfield will be adapting with even less playing reps. The team is setting up for salary cap challenges at some point no different then with our last SB team….I think that comes with the territory.

  6. ZZbuc Says:

    Imposible!!!! NO way is gonna happen Let´s move on…..

  7. Buc50 Says:

    Bucs have no money…next

  8. Buc4evr Says:

    Massive restructuring and trade Brate, otherwise I don’t see it happening. I don’t see the Bucs getting rid of LVD, still has a few years left in the tank.

  9. Bradinator Says:

    Sorry, just checked the wallet. Nothing in there except movie theater coupons. They have exactly the same value as the Bucs available cap space.

  10. Bobby M. Says:

    I think Brate has potential to be moved. I think they have Brate 2.0 in that young TE that’s been hanging around on the practice squad. Brate doesn’t block well, there’s only so many balls to go around and he costs $7 million. Good value for someone with regular use/productivity but if we’re talking 35 catches…..I think you move on and shore up a very weak point in the defense. Brady goes down….we can still stay in games with an dominant defense and good game management from Gabbert. Keep in mind….to win we need to stop/minimize the opposing teams playmakers. Offensively we match up fine with/without Brate….but defensively you got to stop Atlanta and the Saints, the Chiefs….I’d load up on proven defensive talent.

  11. BucsSuperBowlChamps2020 Says:

    I was looking at the salary cap yesterday to find a way to make it work it would take a lot of restructuring and some salaries to be shed but I think they could clear the space. I believe if the Bucs are truly all in this year which clearly they are you have to at least inquire about this. Adams is the best safety in the game who is still young and I’m sure he would welcome the chance to be back with Bowles and go on a super bowl run.

  12. Cainishere Says:

    Zzz . . .Zzz . . . Bucs . . . Revis . . .
    Another Jets over priced nightmare waiting to happen

  13. Cainishere Says:

    I apologize He is gifted but way over the top on cost hence the nightmare.

  14. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I don’t see it now that they just drafted a safety and no room on cap without shedding players.

  15. Cannon Says:

    Sell him on a shot at the Super Bowl.

  16. Sport Says:

    Do the Jets need a TE? I’d make that trade fo sho!

    In BA I Trust!

  17. K2 Says:

    Despite the obvious salary cap..that is not the biggest position of need. I would still like to see the Bucs sign Clay Matthews to re-enforce a great front 7.

  18. geno711 Says:

    Jamal Adams top combo safety in the league. I would want him if we could swing it.

  19. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    No Cap space = trusting your young players.

  20. Anonymous Says:

    No cap rather have clowney need pass rushers

  21. lowercaseg Says:

    If we had the cap room or could make room, DO IT. game changer.

  22. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, Brate’s Huge Contract makes him nearly impossible to trade, and we have nearly zero extra dollars.
    I see no way this happens

  23. gotbbucs Says:

    Can we just try to let some of the guys on this team try to develop into good players? This isn’t fantasy football. At some point players need to be given a little bit of time to grow.

    I realize that Brady probably only has one or two years left, but this franchise will still have to be able to afford the team they put on the field when he’s gone. Constantly trading for players that are looking for max money deals isn’t a sustainable solution.

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Not going to happen.

    Besides, when a player requests to be traded, that’s a red flag to me.

  25. Buczilla Says:

    Adams is damn good but not 15 plus million per year good. If he were the second coming of Ronnie Lott, I’d do whatever it took to get him, but he’s not even close.

  26. rrsrq Says:

    This would be like the Bucs signing Simeon Rice and Keyshawn Johnson, yeah it cost money, yeah it cost draft picks, but this could be all the defense and team needs

  27. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Adam’s a beast – so of course he would be a welcomed addition.
    But if I’m Licht – I’m closely monitoring the situation with DE/DT Chris Jones & The Kansas City Chiefs

    DT – Ndamukong Suh
    NT – Vita Vea
    DE – Chris Jones

  28. Wesley Says:

    We need a veteran r.b. more.

  29. SOEbuc Says:

    Didn’t we pick up a very talented FS in the second round? Weinfield Jr just gonna sit on the bench for four years? National sheep that think starting FS is still a huge problem.

    A ton of people would like to play with the Bucs. But it’s getting more scary every day college and NFL will be cancelled.

  30. Daniel Says:

    The problem with giving up a #1 draft pick is it could be used to replace a high salary player like Suh. I may have went that direction this year so a player could learn under Suh. That said Jenson, JPP and Suh could use a first round draft pick playing behind them for a season. The Bucs haven’t been a team in the past to do that.

    That said I’m all for getting Adams we would need to restructure some contracts with signing bonuses.

  31. SOEbuc Says:


    Yes. Good DT and Edge need to be taken care of within the next two years. DT Marvin Wilson (FSU) and Vita Vea could be a force of strength on the inside line for the next decade if they wanted.

  32. Clean House Says:

    Make it happen Licht

  33. Capt. Reality Says:

    He wants 20 mil nuff said,

  34. Chesapeake Bay Bucco Says:

    El Realisto on vacation, or just passed out in an alley somewhere? Where is the hate!?!

  35. Lokog Says:

    Get him.

  36. Bucs Guy Says:

    Get rid of OJ or Gronk.

  37. Joe in Michigan Says:

    TheBucsAnthem calls this man a “cancer”, would leave his job he has now for a job doing the same thing, only making more money. Unreal.

  38. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Hard to imagine us having the funds for at least $17 mil a year for Adam’s. But wow, Adam’s and Winfield would be special. I’m 100% on board if they can make it work. I think we would have to include a player along with our 1st round pick to even start the convo

  39. SOEbuc Says:

    Lavonte will be pro bowl material and captain till he’s 45. Sign that man. He’s going to spread it on this season.


    GO BUCS!!!

  40. Alstott up the gut Says:

    I’m from NY, this guy is not a cancer like Ramsey. Unfortunately I think this won’t happen either. Very high on Winfield Jr, and think he may jump right to the top of that young group back there immediately.

    I am with K2…. look for Clay Matthews! Price will be right, and in a rotation with JPP and Shaq, would be perfect!

  41. Cainishere Says:

    Trade a TE and a 3rd round pick in next years draft, make him an offer.

  42. Allbuccedup Says:

    Easy pizzy trade Brate and Gholston, release Justin Evans and Kendall Beckwith. Thats almost 11 mil against the cap plus the 5 mil you already have. Super Bowl Baby!