The Jets are done with Jamal Adams, agreeing to trade the All-Pro safety and a fourth-round draft pick in 2022 to the Seahawks for safety Bradley McDougald, first-round draft picks in 2021 and 2022, and a third-round draft pick in 2021.
New York announced the trade Saturday, after ESPN's Adam Schefter was first to report it.
We’ve agreed to a trade with Seattle.— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 25, 2020
S Bradley McDougald
1st round pick (2021)
3rd round pick (2021)
1st round pick (2022)
S Jamal Adams
4th round pick (2022)
Here are SN's quick grades for the Jamal Adams trade.
Jets grade: A
Douglas managed to find someone (Seattle GM John Schneider) who would pay big right before the start of training camp. Consecutive 1s is exceptional value for a player who was trying to force the team's hand. The Jets could have ridden with Adams for 2020 and perhaps 2021 as well, but they decided his most recent public statements were disqualifying.
New York also lands a starting-level replacement for Adams in McDougald, an eighth-year pro who had 52 solo tackles and two interceptions in 15 games for the Seahawks last season.
The Jets will take the hit in talent (Adams out, McDougald in) while picking up a lot of draft capital and, they hope, some peace in the locker room, although Le'Veon Bell might have something to say about that. The unknown, of course, is where the picks will land. Because the Seahawks should be a playoff contender, it's unlikely the first-round selections will be top-20. That said, an uncharacteristic down season from Seattle could make the trade even sweeter and further bolster the team's rebuild.
Seahawks grade: B
It's hard to go much lower even with the multiple high draft picks going out. Seattle got a Kam Chancellor/Earl Thomas type, a safety who can play in the box, on the edge or in coverage. Adams will add top-notch pass-rush skills as a blitzer (his 6.5 sacks last season were second on the team).
Jamal Adams career snaps at each position:— PFF (@PFF) July 25, 2020
Edge - 318
LB - 1,099
SS - 328
FS - 868
A playmaker all over the field. pic.twitter.com/McmP9ftcAA
Add to that the fact Adams is 24 and will be motivated to earn a new deal if the Seahawks don't agree to one right away. He should not be a disruption to his new team, either: The Seahawks were one of the clubs on his reported list of preferred trade destinations.
In the end, Schneider felt he needed to meet Douglas' price and add high-level talent to a defense that was 29th in the league last year at 6.0 yards allowed per play.