The NY Jets’ trade of Jamal Adams has a number of clear-cut winners and losers.
Jets’ general manager Joe Douglas pulled the trigger on what seemed like an unthinkable move. Trading away his best player for a king’s ransom from the Seattle Seahawks.
Even though the Jets have a checkered history with keeping their star players, there was hope that somehow the Adams situation would buck that trend. Jamal Adams was supposed to be a Jet for life.
Instead, what’s left in the wake is a Jets franchise turning the page on what was supposed to be one of their cornerstone players.
The Jets in recent years have struggled to draft, develop, or sign elite players. Adams was the exception to that and now he’s gone. Superstar players like Adams are hard to come by and even harder to keep.
Now that some time has passed and the dust has settled on the Adams trade. Many questions still remain.
Did the Jets get true value in return for their best player? Did Jamal Adams do the right thing for himself? Did the Jets do the right thing for their franchise and their fanbase?
Did the Seahawks pay too much for Jamal Adams? Could this entire scenario have been handled better and avoided altogether?
Like any trade, only time can reveal who will benefit the most from the deal. However, the initial fallout suggests who the winners and losers of the Adams trade are.
Let’s take a look at the winners first.