After a seven-month contract dispute, the New York Jets agreed to trade All-Pro safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks for a package that includes first-round draft picks in each of the next two years.
The Seahawks will send safety Bradley McDougald, first-round picks in 2021 and 2022 and a third-round pick in 2021 to New York in exchange for Adams and the Jets’ fourth-round pick in 2022. The deal is pending physicals.
Saturday’s move came one month after Adams formally requested a trade. For months, the Jets had no intention of trading him, sources said, but GM Joe Douglas did an about-face.
“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. “As I have always said, my job is to listen to calls and this offer was one we could not ignore.”
The 24-year-old Adams made it clear he wanted no part of the Jets, using social media to criticize the team and to say goodbye to teammates.