One of the best defensive players in the NFL will no longer be in the AFC East.
On Saturday, the New York Jets traded All-Pro safety Jamal Adams and a 2022 fourth-round draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks for safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-rounder, and a first-round pick in 2022.
We've agreed to a trade with Seattle.— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 25, 2020
S Bradley McDougald
1st round pick (2021)
3rd round pick (2021)
1st round pick (2022)
S Jamal Adams
4th round pick (2022)
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The deal, while a blockbuster, doesn't come as a huge surprise following Adams' recent remarks about Jets head coach Adam Gase. Adams told the New York Daily News that Gase "isn't the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land."
Adams should immediately provide a tremendous boost to the Seahawks' secondary. The 24-year-old had an interception, two forced fumbles, 6.5 sacks and 61 tackles with New York last season.
Although the Jets parted ways with their best player, they certainly got a haul in return. McDougald tallied two interceptions with the Seahawks in 2019, and the collection of future draft picks could help New York build a more complete team around quarterback Sam Darnold.
The Patriots will still have to go up against Adams this season, as New England is scheduled to visit Seattle on Sept. 20.