John Lynch: 49ers were not involved in Jamal Adams trade discussion

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San Francisco 49ers General Manager John Lynch said Monday that they were not involved in any trade discussions regarding former New York Jets safety Jamal Adams.

According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, Lynch denied the team had any conversations with the Jets over the All-Pro safety who was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

Totally inaccurate,” Lynch said. “We did not ever make a call about the player.”

ESPN had reported that parties involved believed the 49ers and Cowboys were also involved in discussion. Lynch clearly refuted their reported involvement.

The 49ers were one of the teams Adams reportedly hoped he could be traded to, but the 49ers themselves do not appear to have been interested in him at the time. San Francisco does seem reasonably well positioned at safety with Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt set to man their two safety spots.

Seattle traded two first-round picks and a third-round pick along with safety Bradley McDougald to the Jets to acquire Adams and a fourth-round pick on Saturday.

15 responses to “John Lynch: 49ers were not involved in Jamal Adams trade discussion

  1. Sounds like the Jets were spreading rumours of other teams being interested to drive up the price. Just a typical negotiating tactic.

  2. I think someone reported that in the draft year Adams was taken 6th, had Seattle wanted him they would have needed to swap their 1st, throw in a future 1st a 3rd and probably more to move up to the 6th spot. If that is accurate then the trade seems more palatable. I think Adams will continue to be an All-Pro but there also All-Pro Punters and you don’t give up 2 firsts for them…I hope it turns out well for both sides.

  3. San Francisco does seem reasonably well positioned at safety with Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt set to man their two safety spots.

    I’d think anyone is better than bringing Adams to your team. He’ll be this year’s AB. I wonder how long it takes for him to implode on Seattle because they aren’t giving him the $15M+ he wants….that is, if they are smart they won’t give it to him.

  4. The most reasonable explanation for why the Jets were able to get so much for Adams is if the Seahawks believed other teams were bidding (whether or not any other teams actually were).

    A lot of Seahawks fans are justifying the fleecing out of a belief that the 49ers were involved and the price was necessary to keep Adams away from San Francisco.

    The reality may be that Joe Douglas made them believe that was the case, but Seattle was only bidding against themselves.

  5. whenwilliteverend says:
    July 28, 2020 at 8:50 am
    San Francisco does seem reasonably well positioned at safety with Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt set to man their two safety spots.

    I’d think anyone is better than bringing Adams to your team. He’ll be this year’s AB. I wonder how long it takes for him to implode on Seattle because they aren’t giving him the $15M+ he wants….that is, if they are smart they won’t give it to him.
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    Except he has already stated he will be playing for his regular salary this season in Seattle with any extension talks to be handled afterward.

    I know the fantasy for people who dislike the trade or more specifically Seattle is that Seattle gave up this big haul and now will have to deal with a ‘diva,’ but it is pretty well known that Adams wanted out of NY badly and despite that…never stopped playing or excelling on the field.

    Which in turn makes Leveon Bell of all people’s criticism of him absolutely hilarious.

  6. Except he has already stated he will be playing for his regular salary this season in Seattle with any extension talks to be handled afterward.

    Yeah right, I believe that. AB said the same things about Oakland and how happy he was to be there. That lasted all the way until training camp.

  7. He says that after he loses out on Adams, where was the comment a week ago when it was said that the Niners were interested in the guy….

  8. whenwilliteverend says:
    July 28, 2020 at 9:24 am
    Except he has already stated he will be playing for his regular salary this season in Seattle with any extension talks to be handled afterward.

    Yeah right, I believe that. AB said the same things about Oakland and how happy he was to be there. That lasted all the way until training camp.
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    A guy who has crazied his way out of THREE organizations with behavior that almost certainly involves some level of mental health issues =/= to a guy who was disgruntled with the horrible team/coach he played for because of supposed promises we can neither prove nor disprove.

  9. onlywinnersgetwings says:
    July 28, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Except he has already stated he will be playing for his regular salary this season in Seattle with any extension talks to be handled afterward.

    I know the fantasy for people who dislike the trade or more specifically Seattle is that Seattle gave up this big haul and now will have to deal with a ‘diva,’ but it is pretty well known that Adams wanted out of NY badly and despite that…never stopped playing or excelling on the field.

    Which in turn makes Leveon Bell of all people’s criticism of him absolutely hilarious.
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    Why such hard work for Seattle fans trying to accept the hawks paying way, way too much for a guy guaranteed to blow up at some point in the not to distant future. Fans of the hawks and Adams can be assured there has been plenty of discussion and agreement on Adams financial future.

    If there is an immediate winner in the trade contest, it most definitely is the Jets. Almost no one except Seattle fans trying not to feel the pain of getting taken by the Jets of all teams, think this was a good deal.

    There is no “I’ in team except when Adams spells it. It’s hard to argue Adams is about anything other than “me first”. The evidence is all over the place and he willingly ha given it up.

    He will get his $15 million p/yr (5 yr minimum and guaranteed) before the 2021 training camp. Did he have a choice except to play for his current contract? Nope and they could hold on to him for 4 or 5 more years.

    And Bell? Does it matter who says it when it’s true? Did you notice Bell making a stink and working against his team and teammates after he joined the Jets? Nope. Did you notice Bell willing to pay a price and sit out a year for his principles? Yep.

  10. Frisco has 2 good safeties. If anything, they are more interested in a cornerback to play opposite Richard Charmin, not a safety.

  11. One thing is certain: Seattle got a dominant player just entering his prime with multiple All Pro honors and HOF potential.

  12. Lynch said. “We did not ever make a call about the player.” Doesn’t mean the Jets didn’t call him. If the Niner’s weren’t involved why didn’t Lynch just say so.

  13. californianewton says:
    July 28, 2020 at 2:01 pm
    Frisco has 2 good safeties. If anything, they are more interested in a cornerback to play opposite Richard Charmin, not a safety.
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    Let face it, Sherman is long in the tooth and on his way out sooner than later. Seriously, Sherman and Jimmy Goofallo deserve all the credit for losing the SB for the whiners. Sherman got schooled by Sammy Watkins> The Goofster, well c’mon…has the game on his narrow shoulder’s on the final series, then barfs up a deep ball on 3rd down that couldn’t have been more off target. Even worse, next play that histerical 4th down desperation heave was the funniest thing I’ve seen it football in years. They’ll be looking for TWO corners very soon. Two good safeties? pffft…not really, Harris is really good, but Tart, Moore, Ward?…just “ok”

  14. darladoesmydictategood says:
    July 28, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Why such hard work for Seattle fans trying to accept the hawks paying way, way too much

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    A bit much, but not by too much.
    Seattle hasn’t drafted high enough in the first round to ever have a shot at a player like Adams. In reality, Adams IS their 1st round draft pick for next year, and for a player that would have required they trade up to pick. So, they gave up 2 first round picks, a third, picked up a 4th, and sent packing. Think about that. Drafing up to pick someone like Adams would have meant they give up thier 2021 low 1st round pick and at least a third, probably more. They then recover McDougals 3.4 Mil in cap hit by sending a player packing that would have otherwise been cut. And beyond that, the 2022 low first round pick is all that’s left to be accounted for. Not too hard to justify. We get that 2021 pick a year early. Keep a division rival (the Rams) from picking up Adams. Add a critical piece to the secondary that’s been missing since Kam Chancellor retires due to injury. Not hard to live with. It also shows that ownership has serious cajones and is not going to tolerate a the idea of giving up the division to the whiners or anyone else.

  15. darladoesmydictategood says:
    July 28, 2020 at 1:09 pm
    onlywinnersgetwings says:
    July 28, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Except he has already stated he will be playing for his regular salary this season in Seattle with any extension talks to be handled afterward.

    I know the fantasy for people who dislike the trade or more specifically Seattle is that Seattle gave up this big haul and now will have to deal with a ‘diva,’ but it is pretty well known that Adams wanted out of NY badly and despite that…never stopped playing or excelling on the field.

    Which in turn makes Leveon Bell of all people’s criticism of him absolutely hilarious.
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    And Bell? Does it matter who says it when it’s true? Did you notice Bell making a stink and working against his team and teammates after he joined the Jets? Nope. Did you notice Bell willing to pay a price and sit out a year for his principles? Yep.
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    Seriously?….because Bell had already screwed over his teammates in Pittsburgh by holding them and their offseason hostage, then didn’t play at all the following season (for his ‘principles,’ right…).

    Adams hadn’t been happy with New York, yet still went out and was a first team all pro.

    There is simply no comparison between the two, and Bell is a massive hypocrite.

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