Jamal Adams is headed to the NFC West.
The two-time All-Pro’s request for a trade was granted on Saturday, when the Jets shipped him along with a 2022 fourth-rounder to the Seahawks in exchange for Bradley McDougald, A 1st-round pick in 2021, 3rd-round pick in 2021, and 1st-round pick in 2022. The deal was first reported by Adam Schefter.
Breaking: The Jets are trading Jamal Adams and 4th-round pick in 2022 to Seattle, in exchange for Bradley McDougald, 1st-round pick in 2021, 3rd-round pick in 2021, and 1st-round pick in 2022, source tells @AdamSchefter. pic.twitter.com/gj7frTBrKc
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 25, 2020
The deal obviously makes Seattle better in the short term, but 49ers fans can take solace in the fact that both the Seahawks and Rams won’t have first-round picks in 2021, in addition to the Seahawks also not having one the year after.
The trade ends a seven-month odyssey where Adams did everything he could to force his way out of New York. After it became clear that the Jets had no interest in extending Adams’ contract which goes through 2021, the 24-year-old gave the Jets a list of teams he wanted to be traded to. General manager Joe Douglas reportedly had no intention of trading Adams, but that changed after the safety slammed both management and head coach Adam Gase publicly in recent weeks.
Since entering the league in 2017, he ranks in the top five among defensive backs in snaps, tackles, sacks and forced fumbles. He’s first in sacks (12) and tied for second in forced fumbles (six).