The Jamal Adams trade saga seems to have finally drawn to a conclusion. The NY Jets safety is rumored to be on the move to Seattle Seahawks this week. The 24-year old handed in a formal trade request to GM Joe Douglas last month itself.
As per multiple reports in the American media, the Seattle Seahawks have won the race for Adams’ signature. The former LSU man was wanted by a host of top NFL teams. He was in talks with the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, and Dallas Cowboys. Here are the more intricate details of the rumored deal.
NY Jets Safety Jamal Adams on his way to the Seattle Seahawks?
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) July 25, 2020
Seattle Seahawks have secured the signature of the hot property Jamal Adams before the start of the 2020 NFL preseason. As per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Jets have traded Jamal Adams and a 2022 fourth round-pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for safety Bradley McDougald, a first-round and third-round pick in 2021, and a 2022 first-round pick. Doesn’t that seem like a bit too much for Adams? Certain critics think that the Jets have got the better end of this deal in the long-term.
Over the course of the 2019 season, Adams made 75 tackles, seven pass deflections, one interception, and a total of 6.5 sacks. As a result, he was chosen for the Pro Bowl and made the first-team All-Pro as well. Pete Carroll has made another strong addition to this D-line with Adams as the Seahawks set their sights on the Super Bowl title.
Earlier this week, Adams went on a rant against now-former coach Adam Gase and GM Joe Douglas. He claimed that he didn’t feel like Gase was the “the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land”. He also spoke about how he wants to be part of a more “well-organized” NFL franchise which is why he handed in a transfer request.
EXCLUSIVE: Jamal Adams opens up about a surreal offseason.
An inexperienced GM, an absentee head coach and a web of bizarre broken promises that fractured trust between the Jets and their All-Pro safety.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) July 24, 2020