Superstar, Jamal Adams, Traded to Seattle Seahawks after Months of Conflict

After months of frustration, the New York Jets agreed to trade superstar safety, Jamal Adams, to the Seattle Seahawks for two first-round picks.

Jamal Adams
@presidentmal To the Seattle Seahawks Organization and Fans:
You have a man on a mission, a man all in on winning a Super Bowl, a man focused on being the best leader and teammate he can be, and a man who will give absolutely everything he has to the city of Seattle and to the 12s all across the world. I will stop at nothing to bring Seattle back to where we need to be. Thank you for believing in me!
Let’s go! #Prez

Jamal Adams was born in Lewisville, Texas on October 17, 1995. Adams graduated from Hebron High School as a five-star recruit, committing to LSU to play football. After three incredible years at LSU, Adams was drafted 6th overall in the 2017 draft by the New York Jets.

In his first three years in the NFL, Adams has made the Pro-Bowl twice with 273 tackles and 6 forced fumbles.

In mid-June, Jamal Adams voiced his frustration with the Jets saying, “Maybe it’s time to move on!”  Adams also wrote, “A lot of talk, no action,” since he still hadn’t received a contract proposal that was promised in January.

Jamal Adams
@presidentmal To the city of New York and especially the fans:
I love you and will always love you. You all will hold a special place in my heart forever. I came into this league and city, and you took me in right away and watched me grow! We went through it all together. Thank you for the Luv and support these three years.
#Prez Out.

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He had then told the Jets 7 teams he would welcome a trade to: the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, San Fransisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks.

The Jets refused to trade Adams or offer a contract extension since Adams was signed through 2021, costing the Jets only $5.6 million a year. However, Adams wanted to be the highest-paid safety, which would require paying him over $14.6 million per year.

On Saturday it was announced that the Seahawks will send a first and third-round pick in the 2021 draft and a first-round pick in the 2022 draft along with safety, Bradley McDougald, for Jamal Adams and a fourth-round pick in 2022. 

Jamal Adams
@presidentmal Something felt different when I woke up this morning! #GoHawks #Prez (Source)

Although the Jets are losing a great safety, this trade appears to be a win for them since they lose what would have been a distraction in the locker room and gain two first-rounders which will help in their rebuilding efforts.

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