New York Jets dealt Adams to the Seahawks on Saturday in exchange for a huge haul. Its official that they aren’t keeping safety Jamal Adams around after all, and he got his wish to get out of New York.
After a 7-month contract dispute, they agreed to trade All-Pro safety, Jamal Adams, to the Seattle Seahawks for a package consisting of the first-round draft picks in each of the next two years. The deal is pending physicals.
Adams formally requested to be traded a month ago, despite the Jets unwillingly having no desire to trade him. But the general manager Joe Douglas welcomed the move insisting the need to be prepared and willing to adjust, now that Adams is not at the club.
In return New York Jets will get safety Bradley McDougald from the Seahawks, 1st round picks in 2021 and 2022, and a 3rd round picks in 2021 in exchange for Adams and the Jets 4th round pick in 2022.
On Friday, the two teams held a brief meeting before the trade was clarified following future salary caps thanks to the League and NFL Players Association reaching an agreement.
Uncertainty loomed high for the trade to formalize due to the COVID-19 pandemic notably after Adams filed a list of seven preferred trade destinations back on June 18. Still, the Jets refused to give Adam’s agent permission to seek a trade.
It followed with a lot of criticism from Jamal Adams on the social media insinuating having no desire to stay at the New York Jets. He publicly criticized the team openly while saying goodbye to teammates.
Adams’s relationship with the club became strained last fall after word leaked that the Jets were entertaining trade offers from the Dallas Cowboys. He felt betrayed by general manager Douglas, and he was profoundly interested in being dealt with the Cowboys.
In a newspaper interview, he attacked coach Adam Gase while on Twitter, he criticized the club owner Woody Johnson. The 24-year-old created an unpleasant atmosphere for the team officials who were infuriated by his behavior.
Adams’s goal is to surpass the Chicago Bears’ Eddie Jackson, who earns $14.6 million per year as the league’s highest-paid safety. That wasn’t going to happen with the Jets, they refused to budge on a contract extension because he is signed through 2021.
At the moment, Adams’s contract with Seattle has no long-term deal, and we have to wait until next offseason to see if there will be an extension on his contract.
In three seasons in the NFL, Adams has emerged as one of the game’s best safeties. He’s made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons and is coming off his first All-Pro selection. Last season, Adams collected 75 total tackles as well as interception and 2 forced fumbles.
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