Jamal Adams commerce grades: Jets seize a haul for All-Professional security

The Jets are performed with Jamal Adams, agreeing to commerce the All-Professional security and a fourth-round draft decide in 2022 to the Seahawks for security Bradley McDougald, first-round draft picks in 2021 and 2022, and a third-round draft decide in 2021.

New York introduced the commerce Saturday, after ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report it.

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Listed below are SN’s fast grades for the Jamal Adams commerce.

Jets grade: A

Douglas managed to seek out somebody (Seattle GM John Schneider) who would pay huge proper earlier than the beginning of coaching camp. Consecutive 1s is phenomenal worth for a participant who was making an attempt to drive the workforce’s hand. The Jets might have ridden with Adams for 2020 and maybe 2021 as effectively, however they determined his most up-to-date public statements have been disqualifying.

New York additionally lands a starting-level alternative for Adams in McDougald, an eighth-year professional who had 52 solo tackles and two interceptions in 15 video games for the Seahawks final season.  

The Jets will take the hit in expertise (Adams out, McDougald in) whereas choosing up plenty of draft capital and, they hope, some peace within the locker room, although Le’Veon Bell might have something to say about that. The unknown, after all, is the place the picks will land. As a result of the Seahawks ought to be a playoff contender, it is unlikely the first-round alternatives will likely be top-20. That stated, an uncharacteristic down season from Seattle might make the commerce even sweeter and additional bolster the workforce’s rebuild.

Seahawks grade: B

It is exhausting to go a lot decrease even with the a number of excessive draft picks going out. Seattle obtained a Kam Chancellor/Earl Thomas sort, a security who can play within the field, on the sting or in protection. Adams will add top-notch pass-rush abilities as a blitzer (his 6.5 sacks final season have been second on the workforce).

Add to that the actual fact Adams is 24 and will likely be motivated to earn a brand new deal if the Seahawks do not agree to at least one straight away. He shouldn’t be a disruption to his new workforce, both: The Seahawks have been one of many golf equipment on his reported listing of most well-liked commerce locations.

In the long run, Schneider felt he wanted to fulfill Douglas’ worth and add high-level expertise to a protection that was 29th within the league final 12 months at 6.zero yards allowed per play.