Jamal Adams, NY Jets, Seahawks, Rams, PFF Grade, Stats, Trade, Contract, 2021
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New York Jets fans enjoy a brutal night from Jamal Adams

Thursday was already a great day for New York Jets fans. Zach Wilson was named the NFL’s Rookie of the Week and John Franklin-Myers inked a four-year, $55 million contract extension.

The Rams-Seahawks game added more fun for the Jets’ faithful.

Former Jets star Jamal Adams and the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks played host to the 3-1 Los Angeles Rams under the Thursday night lights. New York has a heavy investment in Seattle’s fortunes this season, as Joe Douglas and the Jets own the Seahawks’ 2022 first-round pick courtesy of the Adams trade from a year ago.

Los Angeles came away with a 26-17 victory, dropping the Seahawks to 2-3 and pushing their first-round pick up to the 13th slot in the draft order for the current moment.

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The improved draft position is not the only thing that had Jets fans smiling from ear to ear throughout the night.

To the amusement of Jets fans, Los Angeles’ victory occurred thanks largely in part to the offense’s constant exploitation of Adams.

Adams loses track of the football on this deep shot and allows DeSean Jackson to come back to it for a 68-yard gain.

On this run play, Adams gets walloped by the block of wide receiver Cooper Kupp and then misses a tackle.

Adams gives up a touchdown reception to Rams tight end Tyler Higbee.

Adams accidentally whacks teammate Jordyn Brooks.

Pro Football Focus charged Adams with an overall grade of 36.6 in the game, the worst grade of all 22 offensive and defensive starters for the Seahawks.

Adams and the Seahawks agreed to terms on a four-year, $70 million contract extension in August after months of contract drama. The deal promises Adams $38 million guaranteed. Its average annual value of $17.5 million is an all-time record for safeties.

The monetary cost of Adams comes on top of the three draft picks that were sent over to the Jets in exchange for his services – two last year and the aforementioned first-round pick coming up this year. New York used Seattle’s first and third-round picks in 2021 (23rd and 86th overall) to trade up and select Alijah Vera-Tucker with the 14th overall pick.

Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are not getting the results that they hoped for when they gave up the farm for Adams’ services. Seattle’s defense is allowing 450.8 yards per game through five contests, which would be the worst mark in NFL history if maintained over a full season.

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Richard Hausig

Who didnt see this coming? Sorry, the sacks are a nice stat, but they are marginalized when they come from blitzes. If he got 9 sacks how many times didnt he get there and a big play went the other way? Hes never gonna be Ronnie Lott, the game is different now and hes not good in coverage. The JOB of the SS is to make plays at the 2nd and 3rd level, not behind the line and he doesnt make a lot of plays in the secondary. Hes really a LB but hes too small to play LB, so… Read more »