With the announcement of the Seattle Seahawks trading for All Pro safety Jamal Adams, it is interesting to go back to earlier this offseason.
The Seattle Seahawks gave up much, much more for the younger Adams:
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.
I love Jamal Adams, he is a fantastic player and a dynamic force in the NFL.
However, two first round picks is a huge price to pay for any player that is not a quarterback.
The Jets are getting more for Adams.
I get the idea of a proven commodity in Adams over the unknown of Mahomes, but this is just a lot of assets for Adams.
Look at the Cardinals getting Hopkins (28) though. Hopkins is a three time All Pro and has been a model of consistency for his career, with only two years of less than 1,000 yards receiving.
The Cardinals basically got that type of player for what amounts to a ham sandwich.
The Seahawks are going all in by trading for the soon to be 25-year old safety in likely a last run (5 years?) for Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.
I guess that’s the price you pay.