If the New York Jets put Jamal Adams on the trade block, the Seattle Seahawks should make the call.
The Legion of Boom is long gone, as Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman have all moved on, but the Seattle Seahawks have a chance to restock their secondary with the best young safety in the NFL, should they choose.
Jamal Adams is readily available, having requested a trade from the New York Jets earlier Thursday. He’ll cost a pretty penny, as the 24-year-old has two years remaining on his rather cheap contract, despite being in need of an extension prior to 2021.
What would a Seahawks-Jets Jamal Adams trade look like?
The Seahawks don’t have much in terms of young, starting-caliber talent to offer the Jets, specifically in their secondary. However, what John Schneider has shown is that he’s not afraid to deal draft picks. Seattle’s become well-known for rarely having a first-round pick each and every April.
We’re going to bank on the Jets being slightly more flexible this time around, as they previously requested a first- and third-round pick. Yet, given Adams has made his demands a little more public, perhaps New York will take a fourth just to get this headache off their hands before training camp begins.
Adams paired with Quandre Diggs and Bradley McDougald in Seattle’s secondary is a scary thought, even if it means the Seahawks won’t have enough money to bring back Jadeveon Clowney or bring in another capable pass-rusher like Everson Griffen.
A greater question remains should the Seahawks acquire Adams, and that’s pertaining to his looming contract extension. Despite the fact that Schneider’s been unwilling to give out lucrative contracts to defensive stars in the past (see Sherman, Clowney, etc.), having one of the best, youngest safeties in the game in Hawks colors long-term may be too attractive to pass up.