The New York Jets have agreed to trade safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks in an exchange for several few first round draft picks, ending a seven-month contract negotiations dispute. The saga between two-time Pro Bowl safety Adams and the Jets has finally come to an end as the relationship between the sides got extremely strained and it was becoming more and more ugly.
Over the last several months, 24-year-old Adams publicly stated several times his desire for a change of team as, according to him, the Jets were dishonest in some of their words and promises. The Jets received a notable compensation for a player that didn't want to be a part of the team anymore as the Seahawks sent the Jets safety Bradley McDougal, first round picks in 2021 and 2022 a third round pick in 2021.
The Seahawks received Adams -- who many consider the best safety in the league -- and a Jets fourth round pick in 2022. In February, Jets General Manager Joe Douglas said he wanted Adams to be a "Jet for life" but when time came to work on a new contract, Adams said the Jets backed down.
"While we had maintained our interest in Jamal Adams having a long successful career with the Jets, we know it's important to be prepared and willing to adjust to new offers and circumstances," Douglas said in part in a statement.
"As I have always said, my job is to listen to calls and this offer was one we could not ignore."
Adams leaves a note to the Jets, Seahawks
To NY & especially the Jets fans:
I love you & will always love you.
You all will hold a special place in my heart forever. When I came into the league, you embraced me & watched me grow! We went through it all together. Thank you for the Luv & support these 3 years," Adams said in a Twitter post.
Adams has set high goals as he wants to win a Super Bowl with his new team. "To the Seahawks Org & Fans:
You have a man on a mission, a man all in on winning a Super Bowl, being the best leader & teammate he can be, & a man who will give everything he has to the city of Seattle and to the 12s all across the world. Thank you for believing in me!" Adams said.