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Jets Trade Jamal Adams to the Seahawks for Two First Round Picks, a Third Round Pick, and Bradley McDougald

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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 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.