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Former Jets GM makes revealing comments about the Jamal Adams trade

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The New York Jets no longer employ Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams as the veteran defensive back was recently traded across the country to the Seattle Seahawks. With a slew of players and future NFL Draft picks involved in the trade that centered Adams, former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum has since had an interesting take on the whole situation.

Adams infamously requested a trade away from the Jets earlier this offseason while the Seahawks were on his shortlist of preferred destinations.

“I’ve sat in that seat and I dealt with the exact situation with Darrelle Revis where he was mad at me. His agents were mad at me. He wanted a new contract,” Tannenbaum said, via USA TODAY Sports. “He was a great player and we hung in there. I wouldn’t trade him and we figured out a solution. While I think the Jets and Joe Douglas did a good job over the weekend…there’s a blueprint to get out.

While the Jets continue to play for the future, the Seahawks are very much interested in improving right now. The NFC West division has become one of the most intriguing groups in the entire league this offseason as the Seahawks have now officially entered the fray by acquiring Adams from the Jets. The San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams — in addition to the Seahawks — will all enter the upcoming 2020-21 campaign with legitimate postseason aspirations.

Of course, the 49ers won both the NFC West and NFC last season en route to a Super Bowl appearance against the eventual champion Kansas City Chiefs.