Would the Steelers trade for him?
Unfortunately, it seems very improbable that the Steelers would make a trade for Jamal Adams. He still has two years left on his rookie deal, plus a franchise tag if the Jets wished to use it on him. Jamal Adams has virtually no leverage against them in hopes of being traded.
The Jets, having all the leverage, would probably be asking for a fortune for the star safety. My guess is at least a first-round pick along with a third-round pick. The last time the Steelers traded away their first-round pick, before Minkah Fitzpatrick, was 1967. Even though they traded their 2020 first-round pick for Minkah, I find it extremely improbable they do it again any time soon, especially in two consecutive years.
To make things worse, Jamal Adams listed seven teams he would like to be traded to, and the Steelers were not one of them. Even though they were not one of his desired teams, I would find it hard to believe if he was upset about being shipped there.
The Steelers have a two-year super bowl window at best. The only way I could see them going after Jamal Adams is to fit in that window. Once that window is closed, however, the Steelers could potentially be facing some very big financial problems with Minkah Fitzpatrick, T.J. Watt, Cameron Heyward, Bud Dupree, Juju Smith-Schuster, and more.
As sad as I am to say this, it seems like the Steelers trading for Jamal Adams is just a dream that is not bound to come true. However, It is pretty cool to think about a Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jamal Adams safety duo though.