3 trade scenarios 49ers could engineer for Jets safety Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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San Francisco 49ers, Jaquiski Tartt
Jaquiski Tartt #29 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

No. 3: 49ers Package Jaquiski Tartt and a Round 1 Pick

This scenario would probably be the easiest and most understandable, so let’s go that route first.

New York probably won’t have any shortage of suitors for Jamal Adams, and the likelihood the 49ers wind up with a pick in the late 20s or early 30s is awfully high considering their playoff chances this year.

So the Niners have to sweeten the deal a bit without completely mortgaging their draft capital in 2021, and additional player movement would help.

Swapping Adams for San Francisco’s own starting strong safety, Jaquiski Tartt, seems simple enough. It would alleviate the Jets’ newfound hole at the position, and the 49ers could net a day-three pick in return to help shore up the compensation.

Tartt, who has missed 19 regular-season games the past three years due to injury, is a good player. No questioning that. But he’s not at Adams’ level.

And considering Tartt is entering a contract year, the Niners would be able to at least have someone under contractual control in 2021 while clearing $4,775,000 of cap space owed to Tartt this season to help take on what’s owed Adams in 2020.