Jamal Adams finally got his wish over the weekend as he was dealt from the Jets to the Seahawks in one of the biggest moves of the NFL offseason.
Adams made it no secret that he wanted out of New York, so the actual news of the trade wasn’t all that surprising, but the haul that the Jets got in return certainly was. New York received safety Bradley McDougald, a first-round pick in 2021, a third-round pick in 2021 and another first-round pick in 2022 after sending Adams and a 2022 fourth-round pick to Seattle.
There is no denying that Adams is a standout player and should thrive in Seattle, but two first-round picks, a third-round pick on top of McDougald is a lot to give up for any defensive player.
It turns out that plenty of general managers and coaches around the league agree with that statement, too.
Dianna Rusini told ESPN’s ‘Get Up’ on Monday that she spoke to a number of GM’s and coaches, almost all of them in fact, thought the Jets completely fleeced the Seahawks in this deal.
"There were many GMs and coaches that I talked to over the weekend [about the Jamal Adams trade] … and most, I'd say almost all, felt that the Jets fleeced the Seattle Seahawks."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) July 27, 2020
Adams played in 14 games for the Jets a season ago recording 61 solo tackles and seven pass deflections to go along with just one interception. Those numbers are comparable to McDougald despite him being an under the radar player in the NFL. The former Kansas Jayhawk had 52 solo tackles, six pass deflections, and two picks in 15 games with Seattle last season.
Both the Seahawks and Jets got better as a result of this trade, but on paper, it certainly looks like New York got the better end of the deal.