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Jets trade disgruntled safety Jamal Adams to Seahawks

After criticizing the team on multiple occasions, the defensive star was shipped to Seattle in a blockbuster deal.
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New York Jets safety Jamal Adams made it clear he wanted out of town, expressing his feelings by making numerous negative remarks about the team for months. The All-Pro finally got his wish Saturday, as he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a package that includes draft picks and another defensive back.

Jets general manager Joe Douglas received Seattle's first-round pick each of the next two years, its third-round selection in 2021 and its fourth-rounder in 2022 for the disgruntled Adams. New York also acquired safety Bradley McDougald in the deal.

"This trade provides us with a unique opportunity to improve our team with multiple first-round picks in each of the next two years and the flexibility to continue to build this team for the future," Douglas said in a statement. "Adding Bradley McDougald's consistency and production to this year's team was an important piece that gives us more experience on defense. While we had maintained our interest in Jamal Adams having a long and successful career with the Jets, we know it's important to be prepared and willing to adjust to new offers and circumstances. As I have always said, my job is to listen to calls and this offer was one we could not ignore."

Selected out of LSU with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the 24-year-old Adams' feathers were ruffled after learning Douglas listened to offers for him before the 2019 trade deadline. The two-time Pro Bowler was further annoyed with the Jets' reluctance to restructure his contract and officially requested a trade in June.

Adams finally pushed the right buttons on Friday, when he publicly criticized both Douglas and New York head coach Adam Gase.

The Seahawks are listed at 20-1 to win the Super Bowl this season while the Jets currently are 100-1. A William Hill spokesman said the blockbuster deal did not immediately change any futures odds. 

"Lines could always move if people start hammering Seahawks Overs or Super Bowl odds, but the trade alone won't move the line," the spokesman said.

The SportsLine Projection Model gave Seattle a 3.2 percent chance to win the Super Bowl before the trade and increased it to 4 percent with the acquisition of Adams. The model also has the Seahawks improving from 9.2 to 9.4 victories.

Meanwhile, the Jets' chances to win the championship dropped to 0.1 percent, down from 0.2 percent, while their wins total fell from 6.1 to 5.8.

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SportsLine Staff