Chargers Rumors: 3 trade packages for Jamal Adams

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Trade Package No. 3

This last trade proposal might hurt some, as it does me, at first glance. Even thinking of letting go of Casey Hayward is a tough pill to swallow, especially after how he was able to take his game to a totally different level with the Chargers. But, again, we’re talking about the premier safety in this league.

So, here we are.

Let’s look at the facts, here. Hayward is a fantastic cornerback, yes. He’s easily a top-10 corner in the NFL. However, Hayward is also 30 years old and will be 31 by the time the 2020 season is here.

If it meant the Chargers landing the best safety in football, trading a 31-year-old cornerback and a first rounder seems like a no-brainer. You have to look at it this way: Is Hayward going to contribute to a Super Bowl title with the Chargers in the next couple of years? It would be great, but looking at it objectively, that’s doubtful.

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So, building a long-lasting, lethal secondary should be a higher priority than keeping Hayward around. The Jets get an immediate upgrade at an area of need, as well. New York has been hurting at cornerback for a few seasons, anyway, and getting a proven Pro Bowl player and leader at that spot is a win for the Jets.