The NY Jets had finally traded their dissatisfied football star Jamal Adams who has shown a toxic attitude towards the team’s chemistry, in exchange for Seattle Seahawks’ first-round picks in 2021 and 2022.
General manager of the Jets Joe Douglas managed to extract a quarterback-type return from the Seahawks, also acquiring a third-round pick (2021) and adding safety Bradley McDougald to the package.
At first, the NY Jets never wanted to let go of their best player Adams, as sources said they would only consider him to be traded in case an offer so good would leave them unable to reject, and thus this trade makes it qualified, wherein the Jets receiving this exchange is surprising, despite Adams jeopardized the Jets’ leverage with his unnecessary public whining.
Jamal Adams possesses wonderful talent as a safety, but is not worth $17 million a year, in which he was asking upon a contract extension.
The NY Jets wanted to wait until 2021 to extend his contract, but Adams wanted this year. When he realized it wasn’t going to happen, he behaved unprofessionally, taking to social media to rip the Jets organization.
Adams called out team owner Woody Johnson on Twitter for allegedly making racist and sexist remarks recently in his role as a United States ambassador. you can check our latest American Football news about NFL requires attending fans to wear masks at games in 2020 at here!
Then he went after coach Adam Gase, questioning his leadership in an interview with the New York Daily News.
Adams’ tantrums started when he realized the contract extension wasn’t going to happen.
Now with the two first-round picks coming from the Seahawks, Douglas has the ammo rebuilding the Jets roster. Yet unfortunately, the two picks might probably be in the bottom third of the round, assuming that Seahawks continue winning games.
Also, Their defense for the short term would probably slip down without having Adams, a dynamic safety whose versatility allowed coordinator Gregg Williams to cook up so many effective schemes.
The newly acquired Bradley McDougald is a longtime starter that recorded five interceptions over the past two seasons, three more than Adams, but he lacks ideal speed and has battled knee issues. There was a chance McDougald wasn’t going to make the Seattle roster. At safety, the Jets will have to make due with him, Marcus Maye and rookie Ashtyn Davis.
Douglas could have helped his 2020 team by dealing Adams before the draft, which shows a lack of foresight on his part. Douglas had no intention of signing Adams to an extension this offseason, and the GM had to know the volatile safety wouldn’t handle it well. Chalk it up to inexperience, but Douglas saved face — and then some — with Saturday’s haul.