Seattle Seahawks

The 49ers were in the back of the Seahawks mind when they traded for Adams

Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks were just inches away from missing out on an NFC West title-clinching win against the 49ers in Week 17.

One of the biggest advantages Seattle knows the 49ers have over them is at the tight end position. 

George Kittle is a difference-maker that can change the flow of the game, and the Seahawks knew that they needed to improve in the safety department to match up better with Kittle to slow him down.

That is why Seahawks GM John Schneider did what he had to do in order to get Jamal Adams from the Jets.

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Seahawks Podcast with host Joe Fann and special guest Gregg Bell to dissect the Seahawks offseason].

Over the past few days, the Seahawks have been criticized for giving up too much for the star safety. Schneider believes, however, it was a necessary move for his team to match up with Kittle, and the other dynamic athletes in the NFC West.

We needed to get faster on our team this year, especially on defense, and I feel like we have done that. If you look at the National Football League now, especially our division, with all the crossers and talented tight ends that we have, it's important Ugo [Amadi] and [Marquise] Blair and [Quandre] Diggs and now Jamal, it's a really good group. We also have Lano Hill who two years ago was playing ... at a very, very high level three games in a row and then had a very serious hip injury. He's had a really nice offseason so we're looking forward to seeing him as well.

 

The price of bringing a young, game-changing talent like Adams into the organizations when they will have to pay up for after the season.

But with Russell Wilson is in his prime, the best thing to do right now for him is to surround him with the talent of his caliber.

Adams is an athletic, versatile safety who excels in a number of roles. His arrival in Seattle undoubtedly helps make the matchup more even between the two teams now.

John Schneider gave a lot to get the best in the game at safety because the 49ers are the best in the NFC West at the moment. 

The Seahawks hope Adams can give the 49ers a run at being the best in the NFC West next year.

Only time will tell.

You can watch the full interview with Seahawks GM John Schneider with Peter King here.

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Seahawks Podcast with host Joe Fann and special guest Gregg Bell to dissect the Seahawks offseason].