The Rams already have Johnson, Rapp, Burgess, and Fuller
Even in the face of the previous two factors, if the LA Rams were struggling at the safety position, we’d promote a deal – however unlikely – to swing for Jamal Adams. Right now, the LA Rams appear very strong at the safety position. The roster boasts John Jonshon and Taylor Rapp, with rookies Terrell Burgess and Jordan Fuller pushing hard for playing time.
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Of that group, it could be argued that on the Rams roster, Adams may not even be the best safety. That’s not a slam on Adams. Simply stated, John Johnson has been with the Rams longer, knows the players and coaches, and is no slouch when defending the pass either. Even if Adams does play as the best safety in a Rams jersey, is the incremental improvement worth the huge consumption of resources to get him and keep him with the team?
Adams has a list
Jamal Adams has provided a list of teams with whom he would be willing to join in 2020, and that list does not include the LA Rams for good reason. The LA Rams are set at safety and have brought enough talent to the roster to develop long into the future. That means that the Rams have zero incentives to accommodate a new player.
Jamal Adams is a solid safety, deserves to be paid whatever the market will bear, and will likely do everything in his power to help that new team succeed. That situation is not available with the LA Rams today, and likely not even tomorrow. Right now, the LA Rams are on a different trek to their date with the Super Bowl. Let’s hope the Rams are the more successful of the two to reach that goal.