The Jets have traded All Pro safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks for a pair of first round picks, a third round pick, and Bradley McDougald. The trade was first reported by Brian Costello.
The Jets and Seahawks have agreed to a trade to send safety Jamal Adams to Seattle, per source. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) July 25, 2020
The trade: Jets send Jamal Adams and 2022 4th round pick to Seattle.— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) July 25, 2020
Jets get 2021 1st round pick, 2022 1st round pick, 2021 3rd round pick, safety Bradley McDougald. #nyj
The Jets drafted Adams sixth overall in 2017. Adams since developed into one of the top defensive players in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl and All Pro teams in both of the last two seasons.
This offseason things turned ugly over his contract situation. Adams went on to publicly demand a trade and yesterday publicly criticized head coach Adam Gase and general manager Joe Douglas.
My initial feelings on the trade are mixed. The Jets just traded the only elite player on the roster. The team’s frustrating habit of failing to hold onto its own talent continues.
That said, if the Jets were going to trade Adams Joe Douglas needed to land a monster package in return. This is indeed a monster package that gives the team a reasonable chance of replacing the value lost from dealing Adams. Owning four first round picks over the next two seasons in addition to a multiple third rounders this year potentially gives the Jets the necessary Draft capital to speed up their rebuild.
We will have more in the days to come.