Saturday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks traded for one of the best players in all of football.
Seattle acquired safety Jamal Adams and a 4th-round pick in 2022 from the New York Jets in exchange for safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-round pick, and a 2022 first-round pick, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Trade:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2020
Jets deal Jamal Adams and 4th-round pick in 2022
Seattle, in exchange for Bradley McDougald (safety), 1st-round pick in 2021, 3rd-round pick in 2021, and 1st-round pick in 2022, source tells ESPN.
Deal is pending physicals.
The sixth-overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft requested a trade away from the Big Apple earlier this offseason and listed Seattle as one of his seven preferred destinations.
In just three seasons as a Jet, Adams made two Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro in 2019. He has 12 career sacks, 28 tackles for loss, and six forced fumbles.
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While he's listed as a safety, he played all over the field in New York, dominating in all phases of the game: pass rushing, run support and pass coverage.
The Seahawks, including quarterback Russell Wilson, cannot wait to take the field with Adams this fall.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) July 25, 2020
Let’s get it!!! @Prez— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) July 25, 2020
While Adams will heavily improve an already well-performing Seattle secondary, a dream of a Legion of Boom 2.0 in Seattle may not come to fruition due to Quinton Dunbar's armed robbery trial, where he allegedly paid witnesses to change their story.
But, if Dunbar can suit up for Seattle this season, him, Adams and returning defensive backs Shaquill Griffin and Quandre Diggs, would give Seattle its most talent in the secondary since the days of the Legion of Boom.
Enter a team that made it to the NFC Divisional Round last season with one of the league's best quarterbacks in Russell Wilson, and Seattle appears to be gearing up to win another Lombardi Trophy.
To acquire Adams, Seattle sent out veteran safety Bradley McDougald, who had two interceptions and 70 tackles in 2019 for the Seahawks.