NY shipped the star safety and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Seattle Seahawks for their first-round picks in the 2021 and 2022 NFL Drafts plus a third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and safety Bradley McDougald, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
ESPN's Adam Schefter has details of the trade that sends Adams from the Jets to the Seahawks. The more he talked, the more you believed that while the Jets weren't close to hoisting a Lombardi Trophy, with Adams they were closer.He grasped the reins of this wayward franchise desperately trying to start anew. But the Seahawks absolutely bolstered their secondary in a major way. Adams, who is just 24 years old, has also been selected to the last two Pro Bowls.
Along with his trade request, Adams also provided a list of teams to which he would welcome a move, including the Seahawks.
"I don't feel like he's the right leader for this organisation to reach the Promised Land", Adams told the New York Daily News of Gase.
In October, Adams took on general manager Joe Douglas after reports said the Jets were listening to an offer for him from Dallas.
The benefit? The Seahawks are adding an All-Pro to a suspect defense that is in need of blue-chip talent. Significant improvement in 2020 hardly seemed certain with a still-questionable pass rush and no word on whether cornerback Quinton Dunbar, their top offseason acquisition, will be available due to his legal situation.
Adams is under his rookie contract for five years after the Jets exercised an option. But none of those deals meant parting with as big of a haul as the two first-rounders (and then some) they're giving up for Adams.
Bell, who along with Adams was the subject of trade chatter last October, wasn't finished with Adams. Acquiring Adams gives the Seahawks seven top 100 players, tying the Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints. Following months of open hostility toward his own team, Adams was reportedly dealt to the Seahawks on Saturday.
The Seahawks paid a huge price for Adams, one that will make life harder down the road.