The Jamal Adams saga is finally over.
Jets deal Jamal Adams and 4th-round pick in 2022
Seattle, in exchange for Bradley McDougald (safety), 1st-round pick in 2021, 3rd-round pick in 2021, and 1st-round pick in 2022, source tells ESPN.
Deal is pending physicals.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2020
In exchange for Adams, the Jets will be getting two first-round picks (2021 and 2022) and a third-round pick (2021) from Seattle in addition to strong safety Bradley McDougald, a key addition considering the lack of a strong safety on the roster beyond Adams.
It’s a fantastic haul for the Jets, one worthy of parting with the best safety in football. The timing is key, as they can move into training camp without a dark cloud hanging over the team.
Avoiding the fiasco entirely and getting Adams extended long-term was the best-case scenario, but this outcome is about the best realistic escape route to what actually transpired.
Le’Veon Bell shared his thoughts on the trade.
ppl do all the hootin & hollerin to get you brought in, just to leave…lol like people weird yooo, the internet got these dudes doin whatever for attention, even when they tell you sh*t they don’t believe themselves
— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) July 25, 2020
What are your thoughts on the return package for Adams?
To me it’s becoming clear that Joe Douglas is becoming a consequential figure in Jets history, the likes of what Bill Parcells was. I see that amount of change coming, that kind of evolution of the roster, as well as the way the team is looked at externally.
To have patience and wait until he got a package like this one is what separates the great GM’s from also-rans. When you look at it, it’s one of the best trade packages in the history of the NFL!
You’d have to go back to the early days of the game to top it, the Herschel Walker trade. It’s better than what Raiders got for Khalil Mack or what Chicago got for Cutler but it’s for a SAFETY, for Chris’sake, not a generational pass rusher or QB! A disgruntled safety at that, a guy who was fast becoming a cancer on the team.
Kudos to Joe Douglas! A great day for Jets fans! We can start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Have to love everything about Douglas’ mindset and approach so far. He is building respectability for the organization, which will do so much for them in attracting free agents and not getting beat up in negotiations. Also making them a viable presence in the trade market.
As you said, his patience to execute this deal was admirable. He clearly wants to build a great culture, and thus could have reactively rushed to dump Adams when he first opened his mouth months ago, but he waited for the right package. Gets worthy value *and* still cuts the dead weight. And to get a package this good for a disgruntled safety who clearly wanted out – so impressive. Glad to finally be on this end of a mega-deal.
All comes down to drafting well and acquiring the right players, but Douglas is the first Jets decision-maker in a while that truly gets the big picture.
Why wait the value was there. JA successfully shot his way out of town good luck, it was getting toxic Douglas showed patience, but pulled the trigger when the deal was there.Believe late first round picks are overrated, but I like the ancillary part of the deal in the third round pick and McDougle. It’s fair compensation not a landslide. Hoping to use draft capital in a trade. Seattle third and Giants fifth for Yannick is the blockbuster. 5th for Robert Woods of the Rams. . Very thankful for Joe Douglas
Two additional thoughts. If your going to pay huge money would you rather pay a Safety or an Edge Rusher ? Please give Gregg Williams some bullets trade for Yannick. JA ‘s performance in Seattle May indicate the genius of Gregg Williams
It will definitely be interesting to see what Jamal does there. I think he is simply put the best safety in football and will continue to be fantastic, but you bring up a good point. Gregg used the guy perfectly.
Adams and Diggs will be quite the safety duo, that’s even better than him and Maye. Best in the league on paper without a doubt.
That’s tough. Two first round picks from Seattle (8 playoff appearances in last 10 years) for someone who was a 6th overall draft pick and exceeded his draft value.
But this is the situation Adams put the team in and not sure they could have got more value for him.
Hard to know how they could have kept him on board without things escalating after the Mehta interview.
Much better that it’s two first in consecutive years. Better odds of a better pick in one of the two.
Agreed, ideally, would have avoided all of this and just got him extended. But this is the best you could hope for to escape this situation, which he largely created himself. Have to make the picks count – on premium players like EDGE, OL, man CB, stud WR – to be worth it.