NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams has reportedly been traded to the Seattle Seahawks.
And just like that, the ongoing saga is over. The President has been impeached.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the details of the deal in which the Jets will send Adams and a 2022 fourth-round pick to the Seahawks in exchange for safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-round pick, and a 2022 first-round pick.
General manager Joe Douglas was reportedly only interested in trading Adams if an offer blew him away. It’s safe to say that this offer did just that.
The Jets receive a package including two first-round picks as well as an immediate replacement in the veteran McDougald. Meanwhile, they also gain a third-round pick in the upcoming draft in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the draft after.
If the Jets were going to trade Adams, it’s hard to argue with this package.
The NY Jets couldn’t pass up the Seahawks’ offer for Jamal Adams.
There was a time not too long ago that Adams was the unquestioned leader and captain of the Jets. He was the face of the franchise. He was their president.
But an offseason full of mistrust and discontent gradually deteriorated the relationship between the two parties. And while the Jets were likely willing to work things out, they evidently got an offer they couldn’t refuse.
The draft haul is substantial and they also get a player back in McDougald who provides plenty of starting experience. The 29-year-old has started 75 games over his seven-year career including 30 over the last two years.
Last season with Seattle, McDougald was given a 62.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus — certainly below-average. But seeing as though he’s on the last year of his contract, he’s likely just a veteran stopgap.
Meanwhile, the Jets will be able to use their substantial draft capital over the next two years to hopefully rebuild their offense. With two first-round picks in each of the next two years, Douglas will have plenty of selections to play with.
Adams was the Jets’ best player and it’ll be interesting to see how much of a hit the defense takes as a result. But a haul like this was too much to pass up.
The Jamal Adams saga is over and this seems to be a case where both sides emerge as true winners.