The Jets are done with Jamal Adams and agree to exchange All-Pro safety and a fourth round draft pick in 2022 for Seahawks for safety Bradley McDougald, first round draft picks in 2021 and 2022, and a draft pick in the third round in 2021.
New York announced the transaction on Saturday, after ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report it.
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Here are SN’s quick numbers for the Jamal Adams trade.
Jet’s rating: A
Douglas managed to find someone (Seattle GM John Schneider) who would pay a lot right before the start of the training camp. Consecutive 1s is an exceptional value for a player trying to force the team’s hand. The Jets could have driven Adams for 2020 and perhaps 2021, but they decided that his most recent public statements were disqualifying.
New York also gets a base-level substitute for Adams in McDougald, an eight-year-old pro who had 52 solo tackles and two interceptions in 15 games for the Seahawks last season.
The Jets will grab the hit in talent (Adams out, McDougald in) while picking up a lot of draw capital and, they hope, some rest in the dressing room, although Le’Veon Bell may have something to say about that. The unknown, of course, is where the picks will land. Since the Seahawks should be a playoff contender, the selections in the first round are unlikely to be top 20. That said, an unusually low season from Seattle could sweeten trade even further and further support the team’s rebuilding.
Seahawks rating: B
It is difficult to go much lower even if the multiple picks with a high draw go out. Seattle was given a Kam Chancellor / Earl Thomas type, a safety that can play in the box, on the edge or in cover. Adams adds top-notch pass rush abilities as a blitzer (his 6.5 sacks last season were second in the team).
Add to that that Adams is 24 and will be motivated to earn a new deal if the Seahawks don’t agree to it right away. He shouldn’t disturb his new team either: the Seahawks were one of the clubs on his list of favorite trading destinations.
Ultimately, Schneider felt he should get Douglas’s award and add high-level talent to a defense that was 29th in the league last year with a permissible 6.0 meters per game.