Jets trade Jamal Adams to Seahawks

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Jamal Adams wanted out, and he got his wish. And the Jets got a big haul of draft picks for him.

The Jets have traded Adams, the disgruntled Pro Bowl safety, to the Seahawks for a package that includes two first-round draft picks.

The full details of the trade: Adams and a 2022 fourth-round draft pick go to Seattle, while a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-round pick, a 2022 first-round pick and safety Bradley McDougald go to New York.

For the Seahawks, the headline of the deal is they’ve just acquired one of the league’s most talented defensive players. For the Jets, the headline is that they’ve just gotten rid of one of the league’s most disgruntled players — and acquired more for him than most people thought they would.

121 responses to “Jets trade Jamal Adams to Seahawks

  1. Wow! Big pick up for seattle. I wonder if clowney is out of the mix now. You know Adams still wants to be highly paid.

  2. Rene House says:
    July 25, 2020 at 4:17 pm
    The Seahawks gave up TWO first round picks for a safety? Are they insane???

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    And they now have to pay him around 14 mil per. Seahawks done.

    SF to win the division for years.

  3. I thought the Seahawks were smarter than this. Two first rounders for a man who is gonna want top dollar the year before the cap drops? Damn that’s bill obrien level bad.

  4. The NY B football team fleeced em. For the Seattle football team, you better get an extension done

  5. It’s not just the draft picks they gave up. He has probably already started whining about getting a new deal and he’ll want to be the highest paid safety in the game. Since Eddie Jackson (CHI) is averaging $14.6M per year then expect Adams to demand no less than $15M per with most of it guaranteed and a huge signing bonus. Great trade Seattle.

    Might as well double-down on your dumb move by giving Clowney $20/year too.

  6. Let’s go Jets!!!!! Joe Douglas is not messin around!

    Huge haul about steal for a devalued safety position and he’s gonna want more than just top safety pay…reports were he wanted top defensive player $$ around $18-$20M

    Absolute steal for a strong safety LOLLL

  7. Makes the bears moronic trade for Mack look like a D grade and not the F+ it actually is.

    Fleeced.

  8. Lol wow how do you get fleeced by the jets? The one year dynasty feels like a century ago now for the 2012s.

  9. Feel sorry for Seahawks fans. Even if Adams is a perennial all pro he’s going to have to be better than 2 first round players on rookie contracts to be worth it. Joe Douglas made the right move here, great value for the Jets in this trade.

  10. In these situations, it’s becoming commonplace to see players getting labeled as “ troublemakers “.

    While it’s a significant price to pay, the Seahawks get a transcendent talent that we haven’t seen at that position since Dawkins.

    I think it’s a good deal for both sides.

  11. July 2019: Looking for matching Jamal Adams jerseys for my newborn son and I, as he is my favorite Jet since Curtis Martin.

    July 2020: Feeling too guilty to write what I really think of him.

    Thanks Seattle

  12. To pay this much for Adams, the Hawks must have a deal in place with him. He could solidify the defensive backfield for the Seahawks for most of a decade.

  13. As a Jets fan, I’ve see n every play he’s been on the field. While a good player, he is a perfect fit for what espn, and social media like to overrate. He makes big highlight reel hits, gives espn/social media worthy reactions after those hits, and gives memorable verbal clips after games. What you do not see on those reels are the blown coverages, dropped int’s, terrible team redzone defense, and him distancing himself from losses after not playing especially well himself. Can remember plenty of plays where Gronk grabbed balls over him and through him. If I’m going to pay a safety I want one who is a ball hawk, and makes the whole defense better in red zone situations. Jamal makes some highlight reel hits on rookie players. And for him to get to the QB, you have to blitz your safety! Good riddance and I can’t believe we got such a haul!

  14. The whole sports world is topsy-turvy and now the Jets have fleeced someone in a trade. What’s next? Maybe Bill O’Brien will make a good trade? Anything can happen now. J-E-T-S!!!

  15. So Adams who plays like a rush LB is going to get paid in a year when the cap goes down while Seattle, brains that they are, gives up first rounders in next two drafts. Adams is good, not great, so pardon me but I’m underwhelmed for Seattle.

  16. We waste our #1 picks anyway, so why not get a game changer at S? We gave up too much again in a trade…what else is new?

  17. A happy motivated Jamal Adams should be good for the secondary. They sure gave up alot tho…and still gotta give him an awful lot of cap space. High risk high reward I guess. Pete Carroll can get elite play out of secondaries though..I’ll credit him that

  18. That’s irresponsible on the part of the Seahawks to give up so much for a safety, who in their right mind thought this was a win-win?

  19. Quick call the police, Seattle just got robbed by the Jets. Whoever the Jets GM is needs to get a raise and whoever the GM for Seattle is needs to be replaced.

  20. Uh, don’t get too exited, Jets fans. Now management has to do something with those picks, and their draft record ain’t particularly pretty.

  21. What’s lost in this is Seattle sent them their starting safety, McDougald. So in exchange for Adams, they get a starting safety to replace, two first round picks, and no headache with holdout or cap crushing extension. Highway robbery.

  22. I was looking at their cap next year and they were capped out. Pun intended. How they gonna pay everyone

  23. Tremendous deal by Joe Douglas. A real good score for the Jets. Jets really did good this time. They have a real GM how seems to know how to build a team.

    Seattle gets a great player who is a “me first guy” all the time and will blow up their team and salary cap. And Adams didn’t get his wish to go to the Cowboys. What could be better? What was Seattle thinking?

  24. First round picks are not all the same. There are top 5 and top 12 picks, then in many years there are a bunch of evenly rated guys throughout the rest of the round. The two first rounders are almost certain to be in the 25-32 range. That’s a whole different ballgame than two early first rounders. Better check back in 3-4 years on this one. SF/SEA should be epic for the next several years.

  25. I think Adams is really good. All pro level as an in the box safety. I also think its crazy to give teo first for anyone. He is perfect for the hawks defense.

  26. I would assume they have a deal in place. Otherwise this may be the worst trade in recent memory. Be a hell of a note if Bradley has decent stats next year, maybe not as good as Adams, but decent. Even if a deal is in place this like an overpay.

  27. nnagi says:
    July 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm
    That’s irresponsible on the part of the Seahawks to give up so much for a safety, who in their right mind thought this was a win-win?
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    The JETS and their fans, that’s who!

  28. Seahawks got fleeced. Big time. Two firsts for a safety? Even considering next year’s draft picks may be discounted if there isn’t college football this year, but still – Seahawks got fleeced.

  29. No dog in this fight as I live all the way down in Florida – but nice job Jets for landing that haul for a SAFETY. Congrats Jets fan, you should be happy

  30. Meanwhile back at the ranch here in Arizona, we’er kinda liking the bantering taking place here… Yup, Simmons sauntered into the building today and Nuk is soon to report (yeah that guy for a second round pick and contractual baggage). How many first rounders did our friends in Seattle give up? Ahem…..

  31. nofaceangler says:
    July 25, 2020 at 4:38 pm
    As a Jets fan, I’ve see n every play he’s been on the field. While a good player, he is a perfect fit for what espn, and social media like to overrate. He makes big highlight reel hits, gives espn/social media worthy reactions after those hits, and gives memorable verbal clips after games. What you do not see on those reels are the blown coverages, dropped int’s, terrible team redzone defense, and him distancing himself from losses after not playing especially well himself. Can remember plenty of plays where Gronk grabbed balls over him and through him. If I’m going to pay a safety I want one who is a ball hawk, and makes the whole defense better in red zone situations. Jamal makes some highlight reel hits on rookie players. And for him to get to the QB, you have to blitz your safety! Good riddance and I can’t believe we got such a haul!

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    Thank you. He’s NY media self promoter type. He is very overrated and anyone who has watched him play enough, knows it.

    Congrats on fleecing the Hawks in one of the NFLs most lopsided trades in history. A very non-jets thing to do.

  32. Pete Carroll will be 69 years old when the season starts. I have a feeling he doesn’t really care about the future cap and draft picks. He is in win now mode.

  33. Great trade for both sides. Seattle will be drafting in the back end of the first yearly and they’re already stocked with young talent at key positions. They really didn’t need those picks, and now they have the undisputed best safety in the league and a defensive captain who gives them an identity again. Jets need to continue building through the draft, so it makes sense for them. Great trade.

  34. Me-first guys – highly productive players who know their value and add a lot of worth to any team they play on. Usually respected by their teammates, and very competitive. Everyone should want to be the best. A team adapts the personality of its best players.

  35. Seahawks gave up al lot but the Jets can’t seem to draft a top 10 talent and get anything from them.

    Heck, for the better part of 20 years they have been picking in the top ten and what do they have to show for it?

  36. As an objective observer i can’t help but to think with this trade the jets really catch a new lease on life so to speak, if they played this right they can reboot and refresh to really give their fans something to look forward to plus they can make their presence felt in that division if the correct moves are made.

    All they need to do is go get a REAL Head Coach( Adam Gase is not a head-coach but more of a Coordinator). not everyone is cut out to be head-coach.

    Then in the Draft go have a Broncos type draft where you bring in pieces to surround Sam Darnold . The jets OFFENSE finish the season rank 32nd that’s dead last where the Defense more than held up their end at least Rank 7th.

  37. It does look like the Jets win with this trade but the one thing I would say in Seattles defence is since 2011 they’ve picked at 25, 15, 31, 27, 29, 27 and had 4 years with no pick in the first round. So they have been able to put out a contending team with low or no picks in the first round.

  38. People are looking a 2 first round picks and thinking it’s a lot.

    It’s really not, when talking about Seattle. Does anyone think Seattle won’t be in the playoffs for the next 2 years? Those 2 picks are far back in the 1st round. One of them might even be 31 or 32…

    Seattle is all-in. Love this move!

  39. where the Hawks have picked for the last 7-8 years, they never get a crack at a guy like Adams – who’s still only 24 y.o.

    The price tag is too high – but Seattle’s D has really declined the last couple years, and has needed an injection of talent and attitude – by most accounts, Adams seems to bring both. We’ve built from the defensive backfield again, and with Adams/Diggs/Griffen and maybe Dunbar – that group looks very strong.

    Still need to find a way to get Clowney back or the pass rush is going to be terrible. But I’m pretty excited to see Adams out there in a Hawks uniform.

  40. As for the Jets, there’s a good chance the new head coach (& possibly GM) will appreciate those picks next year.

  41. I loved this guy’s talents but hated what he was doing to his team. I think we did very well in the trade. Goodbye & good luck.

  42. The two first rounders are almost certain to be in the 25-32 range.

    That’s highly optimistic. They picked #27 last year and I don’t think it’s any guarantee they make the playoffs this year. However, since they get to play the Cards and Rams twice that’s a guaranteed four wins. I don’t think Seattle will make the playoffs this year though which would make the pick next year no higher than #20. Also, I think it will be even lower in 2022 so the Jets could possibly get two picks in the teens for a safety.

  43. Normally when you see the words “Jets” and “trade” in the same sentence, you’re expecting to read that the Jets got fleeced for some star player…but not this time. 2 1sts, a 3rd, and McDougald (a veteran Safety who can start) is a huge haul for a non-QB. Adams is a great player, but no Safety is worth that kind of capital.

  44. Nice haul for the J-E-T-S except they are terrible at drafting players. They are perpetual losers and this doesn’t help this year. For Seattle it’s win now baby! Long term it’s a bad trade for both – Seattle gave up to much and the Jets are the Jets as nothing they do is going to help

  45. Seahawks gave away a lot to get a guy who is going to eventually cause problems for the team. Must have brought in Ditka on this deal.

  46. Did Pete Carroll lose his mind. That guy should have been pretty cheap to get with the big dump he took on the head coaches front steps. Plus Seattle has to pay him, or they gave up the world for a rental.

  47. I would suggest Adam’s Seattle jersey have his number and the word Toxic in place of his name.

  48. seanismorriscom says:
    July 25, 2020 at 5:34 pm
    As for the Jets, there’s a good chance the new head coach (& possibly GM) will appreciate those picks next year.

    Why would they fire the GM? Gase sure, but any GM that traded away a headache for two 1s isn’t going anywhere for a while. No chance they fire the GM. None.

  49. (People are looking a 2 first round picks and thinking it’s a lot.

    It’s really not, when talking about Seattle. Does anyone think Seattle won’t be in the playoffs for the next 2 years? Those 2 picks are far back in the 1st round.)
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    Brah!! it really doesn’t matter at what position those 1st round picks land the Jets should enjoy returning from the draft with some nice Furniture’s for the house, they can even drop back in the draft if need be to acquire extra picks. Providing they shop correctly.

    But make no mistake the hawks got fleece especially when they have to pay him too. Outside of Quarterback i can’t think of any other position i would give a kings ransom for let alone a Safety.

  50. Wow the Jets actually did something right. That’s a huge haul for an obsolete position. For giving up a haul like that, you have no choice but to make him one of the highest paid players in the league. Good luck with that!

  51. “One year dynasty,” “Santa Clara for the next decade!” 1) When do the Seahawks actual use they rounders? And when we do it hasn’t worked out so swimmingly lately anyway.2) I’ve in in Sacramento for years and I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that Santa Clara and SF Giants fans are the most obnoxious people ever. At least when the Raiders were across the bay their fans were loyal. Hopefully there will be actual football in 2 years so we can start talking crap to each other when it actually means something.Be good.

  52. WHOA! A starting safety, two number ones and a number three for a me first player! Merry Christmas in July Jets fans!

  53. Hoping Adams approved of the Seattle head coach before this lopsided trade as no safety in recent memory impacts game to the tune of this jet haul WOW

  54. No pass rush and now you’ve imported a perennial malcontent. Lol Seachickens.

  55. Seattle will make the playoffs each year so they will be low first rd picks anyway. I like the gamble.

  56. The next Sean Taylor. 12-4 NFC west champs. Best secondary in foozball in Dunbar stays out of jail….STUPID GOOD secondary DIGGS ADAMS Griffin Dunbar and Blair/Flowers in the slot. GOOD night NFC WEST!!!!

  57. Adams come out yesterday and bashes Gase, the next day Adams is gone. Gase is horrible, does he have that much clout?

    Happy to see the whiner go, the Jets cleaned up with the trade.

  58. Dang !
    Shows how the players run (ruin) this league.
    Another cry baby getting his way.
    I think Jets play the NFC west this proposed season.

  59. I’m no fan of the seahawks, but this is a big move for a team that’s in a win-now mode. They’re giving themselves a nice new piece for that defense. I’d be excited about this move if I was seattle.

  60. Essentially the Seahawks gave up what will probably be 2 late first round picks for 2 years of Adams at a very reasonable cost. The 3rd rounder will come back to them as a comp pick if Adams eventually hits free agency. Not as bad as it looks and they have the potential of signing him to a long term deal in which case they would lose the 3rd rounder. In their division the Seahawks are competing with an excellent San Fran team and an up and coming Arizona team and probably figured that they needed to make the big move.

  61. I think the Seahawks won the trade, they always select between 25 and 32 and they get a premier defensive player in his prime, beside as long as Wilson is healthy they’ll have a chance and Pete Carroll isn’t getting any younger.
    Good deal for them overall

  62. Here come the Seahawks fans discounting the draft picks they gave up and rationalizing they got a good deal.

    Nice try guys, but I doubt even you guys believe that. Understandably, it’s a PTSD based response.

  63. touchback6 says:
    July 25, 2020 at 5:10 pm
    Thank you. He’s NY media self promoter type. He is very overrated and anyone who has watched him play enough, knows it.

    Congrats on fleecing the Hawks in one of the NFLs most lopsided trades in history. A very non-jets thing to do.
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    I never thought I would see the day I agreed with the 6’s comments. That day has arrived.

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  64. Don’t get too excited about the two #1 picks. The Jets draft record is not exactly great. Adams was one of the Jets few hits – along with many misses. The two #1 picks would be great if the Jets somehow pick two great players which if you look at their past, is not probable.

  65. jac1216 says:
    July 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm
    Quick call the police, Seattle just got robbed by the Jets. Whoever the Jets GM is needs to get a raise and whoever the GM for Seattle is needs to be replaced.
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    Sorry, but he Seattle Mayor told the police to stand down.

  66. Seattle hasnt been very good drafting after McCloughan left them.
    I guess they have to resort to trades to get good players while RW’s legs last.

  67. This happened right after Dunbar arrived in Seattle. It is no mere coincidence. The Seahawks would not have made such an extreme trade deal unless they were VERY desperate — because something was going very WRONG with Dunbar.

  68. Seahawks recent first round picks: Jordyn Brooks, LJ Collier and Rashaad Penny. If you aren’t picking in the top 10, first rounders aren’t worth nearly as much.

  69. Hes one of the best defensive players in the league, and those picks are glorified 2nd rounders because Seattle is always competitive. Great move by the Seahawks.

  70. Sometimes I wonder if the people who comment here just read the last 7 to 10 posts and echo it back another post… Schneider and Carrol havent been perfect with their moves on draft picks nor have they been trading for players. BUT if you take the time to look….they have been REALLY Damn good at it. Good to the point any team without exception in the NFL would take what these two have done together in both trades and draft picks. I love you guys though go ahead and stick your heads back in the sand and chant “49ers can win it for years” a few more times to feel better. Then look at their trade history and draft history then have another piss beer and cry.

  71. @ SparkyGump says:
    July 25, 2020 at 4:56 pm
    Why don’t the Jets just put a plane on their helmets?

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    I’ve suggested that as well, given the illustrious history of the Boeing 737 or the DC-10 and their histories of crashing and burning like the Jets, it would be perfect.

  72. If the college football season is cancelled or the top players holdout how much value is a 2021 first really worth?

  73. if we’re being honest these first round picks might be essentially meaningless because players cannot be accurately scouted if they don’t play. And I remember the last time the shehawks had the best safety in the NFL.

  74. >DFWHawkGuy says:
    >July 25, 2020 at 4:18 pm
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    >And we now have our new Super Bowl champs.

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    Seriously? Stop making the rest of us Hawks fan look bad.

  75. Relax about the picks.

    Every time the NFL took a pick from the Patriots they they won big.

    Safety seems to be an idd position to go all in on but great teams have great safeties.

  76. As a Cowboys fan I’m disappointed he didn’t come here but if that was the price, forget it. Last year the Jets turned down a first and a third from Dallas and I thought they were crazy. Apparently not. Great player, arguably the best safety in football, but he’s still a safety and he doesn’t generate turnovers. Honestly for the 15+mill he wants a season Clowney whose in their own backyard is a better investment

  77. I would like to apologize on behalf of DFWhawkyuy. I’ve been a diehard since the late 90’s and am embarrassed by tools like him who give us true Hawk fans a bad name. Good pickup but the Hawks got fleeced with all of the draft picks they gave up. Not going to win a championship with the awful defensive and offensive lines. On the bright side our GM JS is horrible at first round draft picks!

  78. I listened to all this talk about how the jets won’t be able to get nada in return for Adams now that he came out and said all that he’s said. Most have egg on their faces now. Bunch of geniuses on here

  79. Part of the deal was Adams had to promise not to flick off Pete Carrol if he gets hurt.

  80. The hawks haven’t pick great in the first round since Pete and John took over. So losing out on two picks they’d just used on a player not on anyone’s draft board is ok with me. Plus those two picks will be at the bottom of the round. Not much value there when they usually trade out of it. I hear it every year about how the Seahawks are gonna be the worst team in the division. Yet every year we are in the playoffs. Doesn’t matter if we lose out. No other team in our division can say that. The other three teams are like that dog that gets the sun to shine on its A$$ once in awhile. Then their fan base start to puff their chest talking smack. The next year when they don’t make in the playoffs they crawl back in the hole they crept out of.

  81. Great get for Seattle but, they always seem to pay way too much on trades. Not sure why? I don’t mind a first and a third pick but, in the same year? Then a first the following year? Stooopid!!! If the first and a third were offset by a year, cool but, they better hope they draft in the late 20s early 30s but, that probably won’t happen. Mid to late first round picks are essentially high end second round picks, with a higher price tag. The Seahawks, since Carroll and Schnider came to the team, have drafted pretty darn good with a few exceptions, like all teams.

    Seattle’s MO is to trade down out of the first to aquire more picks, especially when they draft in the mid to late twenties.

    John and Pete have done very well to build up the Seahawks program but, they’ve also made a few head scratching decisions regarding trades. This is one of them.

    Oh well. I don’t run the team. I just sit on a bar stool, or the couch.

    Have a nice evening all!

  82. Adams is a loud mouth. Just like OBJ and Antonio Brown. He won’t be happy with his contract negotiations and will be a problem again.

  83. Wow, I wanted Adams but certainly not for 2 1st rounders. He & Wilson will end up eating a TON of their cap space, move seems really desperate. Are they taking personnel advice from the rams now?

  84. It’s not like the Seahawks have much success with their first round picks anyways. That being said, they gave up ALOT.

  85. Whoa! Did Seattle think it was a Safety away from being a dynasty???

    Absolutely mind boggling.

  86. People are overthinking the two 1st round picks. A Seattle 1st-rounder is basically a 2nd-rounder, and they’re looking ahead as that 2nd pick being the compensation pick they get if they don’t resign Adams. Seattle is perpetually in ‘win now’ mode in Wilson’s peak years, as they should be. Worth doing.

  87. Good deal, Seattle. Draft picks are overrated. Unknown vs known. Hello?
    Plus, relying on draft picks means your always rebuilding. Win now.

  88. So the people that are saying a Seattle 1st rounder is really a 2nd rounder are just admitting that Seattle sucks at drafting in the 1st round!

    A 1st round pick is a 1st round pick and nothing changes that!

  89. As a Seahawks fan, I’m torn. On one side, they gave up way too much and he’ll want top safety money next year. McDougald isn’t on Adams level, but he’s above average and an upgrade at safety will make minimal difference to the defense without a pass rush. And as it stands now, the Seahawks probably have the worst d-line in the NFL.

    On the other side, the Seahawks are the worst late first round drafters in the history of every sport that ever existed, so they’re not going to miss those picks too much.

  90. NCAA is likely to cancel its fall season championships (including Football), so most kids coming out in the next years draft are probably not going to play next spring since the NFL doesn’t want to postpone the draft….Seahawks just traded their first round pick (and a few more picks) for next year’s draft in what looks to be even more of a crapshoot than every other year to get a proven talent….Schneider probably didn’t get fleeced in that deal after all…Check…possibly check mate.

  91. 4theWin says:
    July 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm
    Seattle hasnt been very good drafting after McCloughan left them.
    I guess they have to resort to trades to get good players while RW’s legs last.
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    Yah getting DK at 64th overall was a terrible pick, Or Tyler Lockett in the 3rd Round was a terrible pick….This happens every offseason/early season. Everyone hates on and discredits the Seahawks success but mind you we’ve owned the toughest division in football since 2002 (5 out of the 10 previous years NFCW team represented the NFC in the superbowl) winning 8 division titles in that time span which is twice as many as any other team in the division….

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