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 perfect replacement

Jamal Adams would be the perfect replacement for Terrell Edmunds. In three seasons with the Jets, he has produced 25 pass defenses, 2 interceptions, 6 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 28 tackles for loss, 23 quarterback hits, 12 quarterback sacks, and 266 total tackles. On top of all that, he was awarded an 87.9 player grade, according to Pro Football Focus. He would definitely help solidify the defense and give the Steelers an even better chance at their ‘stairway to seven.’

He is undoubtedly a top ten safety in the entire NFL and may even squeeze into the top five. He loves to play near the line of scrimmage and is probably the best blitzing safety in the league. He is no scrub in coverage either. He can match up with lots of receivers and give all of them a run for their money.

His best coverage, however, comes against tight ends. Most tight ends are very tough to guard and defenses do not have anybody that can match up well against them. With that being said, Jamal Adams, when matched up against tight ends, can virtually take them out of the game. He spent a lot of time matching up against former Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski, who the Steelers could never contain.