On Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks came to an agreement with the New York Jets for Safety Jamal Adams.
Things have been very uncomfortable between Adams and the Jets front office for awhile now. Even though GM Joe Douglas said this offseason he wanted to make Adams a “Jet for life” and Gase said recently he wanted Adams on the team moving forward, Adams is more focused on himself and a big payday, then being a “Jet for life”.
The Jets drafted Adams sixth overall in 2017, Adams has logged 273 tackles, 25 pass deflections, two interceptions and six forced fumbles in three NFL seasons.
With ONLY one year left on his contract, many were surprised by what Seattle offered for a player that could leave after this season (and unless Seattle is committed to going all-in financially, Adams will look for greener grass).
The Jets will receive safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 first-round pick in exchange for Adams and a 2022 fourth-rounder.
Many experts expect Adams to have little to no impact on how the Seahawks will finish this year (+0.2 wins to Seattle’s projected total, 9.2 to 9.4, and 5.1 percentage points to their chances of making the playoffs, 63.4% to 68.5%). I project that the Seahwaks now have the headache that New York once had and gave up players to rent a player for the season.
History says (Earl Thomas), Seattle isn’t going to pay out the ridiculous contract Adams is looking for either.
This makes this a Super Bowl or Bust season for the Seahawks on this trade.