New York Jets are sitting pretty after Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson trade
As the New York Jets embark on a second pivotal offseason supercharged with Seattle draft capital, fans of Gang Green can rest a little easier knowing with certainty that the team made the right call when it traded Jamal Adams before the 2020 season.
The Seahawks have had their wings clipped, and Adams is stuck at the beginning of a rebuild similar to the one he forced his way out of in New York.
The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks set the league ablaze after announcing a trade involving Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The Seahawks netted two first and two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, and three players in exchange for Wilson and a fourth-round pick.
Denver lands the star quarterback they’ve been searching for since Peyton Manning’s retirement, and Seattle adds a trove of draft picks they desperately need to start their rebuild.
However, Seattle’s immediate hopes without Wilson currently look bleak at best.
Jeanna Kelley, SB Nation’s Associate Director of Team Communities and a former Atlanta Falcons beat reporter, joined The Oklahoma Drill Podcast to break down a wild week of league news, including the bombshell Wilson trade.
Kelley told OKD, “It’s gonna be really interesting to see how this works out for Seattle.”
Kelley then went on to pessimistically list the Seahawks’ options at quarterback, if trade-addition Drew Lock is not the intended starter. “I don’t think this is the strongest year to draft somebody. You may be able to get somebody via trade, but are they going to be on par with Russell Wilson?”
The Seahawks had plenty of needs before losing Wilson, and half of the premium picks they acquired are simply replacing picks used to trade for Jamal Adams. In turn, Kelley acknowledges that Seattle may be in for a rough 2022. ”
They have a lot of other issues on that roster that they need to fix,” Kelley explained. “This might not be the best season for the Seahawks.”
The Oklahoma Drill Podcast spoke with Kelley to analyze all the hot-topics across the NFL. Listen to the full interview for breakdowns of the Russell Wilson trade, the NFL’s franchise tag deadline (featuring the loss of dream targets like Dalton Schultz for the Jets), Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley’s polarizing suspension, and more.
It may be easy, and admittedly fun, to be petty towards Adams for his New York exit. But with Seattle in shambles, and New York primed to re-shape their roster around their own gunslinging Wilson, it may be time to let the pettiness go. As a great linebacker once said, “Luv!”.