Why the Steelers should trade for Jets safety Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has one blatant hole that needs to be filled. Here’s why Jamal Adams is exactly what they need.

The Steelers defense in 2019 was undoubtedly one of the best units in the entire NFL. They ranked third in opponent yards per rush and third in opponent passing yards per game. With Pittsburgh’s offense unable to score consistently, their defense is what kept them in most games. They are also what led the Steelers to a .500 record. That is much better than what most people thought they would do after the loss to Ben Roethlisberger, in week two against the 49ers.

Their defense was the biggest bright spot of 2019. They always had a lot of talent on paper, but this time they finally brought it out to the field. My guess is that they always knew Big Ben could put up thirty points a game, so they just slacked off a lot. Once Roethlisberger went down for the season, they finally realized they needed to step up and do their job.

Even with them putting up spectacular numbers and developing elite talent, there is one big way they could improve. Throughout the season, there was a player that was consistently and noticeably worse than the rest of the men on the field.

Recently, All-Pro safety Jamal Adams officially requested a trade from the New York Jets. Though Pittsburgh is tight against the cap, here’s why Steelers should make a play for him: