How does the Jamal Adams trade change the outlook for the Seahawks?
After a three-year run in the Big Apple and countless contract negotiations, former New York Jets star safety Jamal Adams has finally decided to move on. With training camps set to start in a couple of days, the Seattle Seahawks snagged the two-time Pro Bowler to improve their defense for the upcoming season.
The deal made sense for the Seahawks in a lot of ways but it required them to give up a lot in return. Seattle decided to send veteran safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-rounder, and a 2022 first-rounder to New York in exchange for Adams and a fourth-round pick in 2022.
The Seahawks’ willingness to deal with a plethora of draft picks shows that they are definitely invested in Adams in the long run. The front office thinks that he can bring an immediate impact to the team and can help the Seahawks in their win-now cause.
The team finished the 2019 regular season on an 11-5 note, trailing behind the 13-3 San Francisco 49ers. Pete Carroll’s men eventually fell out of the playoff picture via a disappointing 28-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
The versatility of Adams adds an extra step to a Seahawks side that is raring to finally dethrone the reigning NFC West division champion San Francisco 49ers. With a better system, the former LSU Tiger looks to improve on his numbers from last season where he accounted for 61 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
His productivity, however, still wasn’t enough to power the Jets from a subpar 7-9 season. The record placed the New-York based team behind the AFC East division champion New England Patriots and the 10-6 Buffalo Bills.
Upon joining his new team, Adams will help improve a Seahawks side that ranked 26th in total defense, 22nd in scoring defense in 2019. Their 28 total sacks were also tied for the second-fewest in the NFL. Jamal Adams will be also joining All-Pro linebacker and defensive captain Bobby Wagner on the team’s defensive shore.
The newest Seattle Seahawk hopes to get his first taste of the NFL playoffs with his new team. However, only time can tell if Adams will be worth all the picks that the organization sent to the Jets’ way.