Seahawks Analyst: Jamal Adams Trade “Kind Of Nuts” Yet Unsurprising

Seahawks GM John Schneider moved a haul for Jamal Adams, in part because his track record with first-round picks is “not that great,” Mike Ferreri says

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July 27, 2020 - 9:17 am
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The Seattle Seahawks are all-in. They traded a pair of first-round draft picks, a 2021 third, and safety Bradley McDougald to the Jets for All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, who clearly wanted out of New York

Thoughts?

“That was kind of nuts but not [surprising],” Seattle’s KOMO-TV sports director Mike Ferreri said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “John Schneider and Pete Carroll have a knack for just pulling off things, doing things unconventionally, which we’ve talked about so many times on your show before. A lot of people trust Pete and John, and I think that’s the feel on this trade as well. They got a proven player.”

For years, the Seahawks were defined by the Legion of Boom. Seattle hopes Adams, 24, can have a similar impact on the franchise.

“That was kind of their calling card, and a lot had been turned toward the offense,” Ferreri said. “They didn’t have that guy, that thumper that Kam Chancellor was. When Kam’s career ended that night in Arizona, they had a huge void – not just in athleticism and leadership, but just in what he did to opponents, that little kind of footstep they’d hear in the back of their head when they’re going across the middle. As the passing game has increased and the offenses have really turned things up in the division, they knew they had to get that thumper again. And so, they were willing to give up a lot – a lot – to get Jamal Adams.”

While Adams, the sixth overall pick in 2017, is a top-flight safety, did Schneider give up too much for his services?

Ferreri says no.

“His history with [first-round] draft picks is just not that great,” Ferreri said. “So for him to table those, move them on and then get an impactful player that he probably knows he couldn’t draft in the next two years in the first round, that to him had considerable value and that’s probably how he looks at it.”

The Seahawks went 11-5 last year. They have reached the playoffs in seven of the last eight seasons.