Chargers Rumors: 3 trade packages for Jamal Adams

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Jamal Adams wants out of New York. Could you imagine if the Chargers pulled off this blockbuster?

It is a new era of football in Los Angeles. The Chargers are on to a fresh journey, waving goodbye to a 16-year run with one of the most fierce competitors at the quarterback position this league will ever know, Philip Rivers.

While Rivers attempts to prolong his career in Indy, the Chargers now turn their attention to the future of the position, rookie Justin Herbert out of Oregon — well, most of their attention, anyway.

The NFL world saw a bombshell dropped on them just days ago when New York Jets All Pro safety Jamal Adams requested a trade, and the Chargers should absolutely be paying attention. When a player this young and of this magnitude wants out of his current situation, it should at least demand all teams to pause and think for a minute.

Adams has made it clear he wants to be traded. The Jets have been a fairly dysfunctional franchise over the last couple of years, especially when it comes to the relationship between Le’Veon Bell and head coach Adam Gase. It is no surprise to see Adams want out, now.

The Chargers have one of the best secondaries in all of football, led by youngster Derwin James at safety. Boasting Pro Bowl cornerback Casey Hayward and up-and-coming safety Nasir Adderley as well, that’s quite the trio.

But, Los Angeles also went out and signed former Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris this spring, giving the Chargers a quartet of intimidation back there.

Even though their secondary is already one of the best, just imagine if they could add the best safety in the league — yes, I said it, although James is right up there. What would it take to land Adams, if you’re the Chargers? There are three scenarios I see that could get it done without giving up a guy like James in return.