Quick impression from Seahawks trade for Jamal Adams

The Seattle Seahawks bolstered their defensive backfield with the acquisition of All-Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams from the New York Jets. The Seahawks are sending safety Bradley McDougald, a first and third-round pick in next year’s draft, and another 1st rounder in the 2020 draft. In exchange, the Jets are sending the Seahawks their fourth-round pick in the 2022 draft. The deal is pending the passing of physical. Here is some quick analysis

IS ADAMS THAT GOOD ?

That would be an emphatic yes. A captain and spiritual leader Adams earned Pro Bowls honors in two of his three years. Since entering the league in 2017 the former LSU Tiger ranks in the top five among defensive backs in snaps, tackles, sacks, and forced fumbles. He’s first in sacks with 12 and tied for second in forced fumbles with six.

SALARY IMPLICATIONS

The 6-foot-1 213 pound Adams is under contract through the 2021 season. The Jets exercised the option on his rookie deal meaning Adams will make $825,000 in 2020 and $9.86 million in 2021. Adams received a $14 million signing bonus in 2017 and will carry a salary-cap hit of $3.6 million in 2020 and $9.8 in 2021.

WHERE WILL HE FIT IN

The Seahawks are looking for Adams to play strong safety to be efficient in stopping the run and blitz the quarterback with ferocity. If that sounds familiar you are correct. The Seahawks believe they have found their answer to Kam Chancellor. With Quandary Diggs as free Safety, Shaquill Griffin at Left Cornerback, and Tre Flowers at right the secondary looks to be one of the best going into the season.

DID THE SEAHAWKS PAY TOO MUCH ?

Two first-round draft picks, a third-round pick and Bradley McDougald seem like a high price to pay for any player these days. The willingness to make this deal means the Seahawks are in win no mode. Russell Wilson is at the peak of his game as is Bobby Wagner, Shaquill Griffin, and Tyler Lockett. Pete Carroll is the oldest coach in the NFL and ending his career soon. As in three years max. With the light on at the end of the tunnel the Seahawks are going for broke in the here and now.

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