Jets Ship Adams to Seahawks

Jets reportedly trade star safety Jamal Adams to the Seahawks

Jamal Adams traded to Seattle Seahawks: New York Jets grant safety’s wish to be moved, get two first-round picks (report)

"Two first rounders and a good player in McDougald is a heavy price to pay, but Adams is a flawless fit in the Pete Carroll defense and will take over the Earl Thomas role". New York Jets safety Jamal Adams put the Jets franchise on blast, calling out head coach Adam Gase and general manager Joe Douglas this week.

Adams, who is from Texas and spends his off-season near Dallas, told a fan last month that he'd love to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys.

That's not to say Adams isn't as valuable as Ramsey, but current contracts in the National Football League certainly show that teams prioritize corners more than they do safeties.

In addition to the trade acquisition of Adams, both Diggs and Quinton Dunbar came to the team for fifth-round draft choices. He asked to be traded because the Jets weren't prioritizing his contract and didn't make their long-term plans clear to him.

Just look at the draft capital they're giving up: first-round picks in each of the next two years plus a 2021 third-rounder. So the Jets will get an extra half-season out of Adams before he becomes a free agent than the Rams got with Ramsey.

Ramsey's contract will be tougher to sort out because of the pricey cornerback market.

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Some compare Adams to a Kam Chancellor-type safety.

There are 27 safeties scheduled to make at least $5 million this year, with the Chicago Bears' Eddie Jackson the highest-paid at $14.6 million. However, he won't approach $20 million per year like Ramsey could.

Adams responded with a simple message: "Noted!"

Adams made first-team All-Pro in 2019 after he was named to the second team in 2018. Last season Adams recorded 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception, which he returned 61 yards for a touchdown. He spent three seasons with the Buccaneers before signing with the Seahawks in 2017.

As Rich Cimini of ESPN pointed out, Adams and Ramsey are two of only three All-Pros to change teams before turning 25.

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