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Good trade for both teams but the Jets got the better of the deal ON PAPER..My 2 cents:
1. Adams was the best player the Jets have drafted in the last 20 years. He's better than Kam Chancellor. Just because he played for the Jets doesn't negate that fact. Yes he IS that good.
2. That being said I am AMAZED that the Jets were able to get THAT much from Seatle.
3. Clearly the Jets and Adams were at a breaking point, especially after his outburst about Gase and Douglas the other day. The Jets HAD to move him. Common sense would make us think that his recent outburst would have LOWERED his trade value since it was clear that the Jets HAD to move him. So you have to wonder if there were some other teams in the running for Adams which moved the market up. It will be interesting to see if some rumors of other teams making offers for Adams surface over the next few weeks.
4. I think it was a good move by Seattle. Their first round picks over the next 2 years are likely to be in the mid 20's or worse. They are putting together what looks to be a pretty strong team on both sides of the ball. They are in a very competitive division, but they should be a contender over the next 2 years.
5. That being said, Joe Douglas should get some credit for salvaging a very bad situation and winding up with a lot more that what people thought would be a reasonable trade of Adams. But in the short term this will hurt the Jets. Gase is likely gone by the end of this season unless they make the playoffs. That's great for Douglas, because then he finally gets to pick his own HC, and gets significant draft capital to continue the 10 year rebuilding program the Jets seem to be in the midst of.
6. If Douglas is as an astute a draft picker as he was in maximizing a diminishing asset, this trade will EVENTUALLY work out for the Jets. We shall see.
I’m confused how people think the jets got the better of this trade.Good trade for both teams but the Jets got the better of the deal ON PAPER..
BUT.... The Green Beans have been maybe the worst team in the NFL at 1. drafting and 2. developing those players.
Adams was lone exception to that rule.
So we all know they will screw up the picks.
You don’t work for the jets and not realize the chance of having their best (only good?) player refuse to play for the mess that organization is.I'd have to imagine he had an idea this was coming.
Seattle will be good but NYJ will be in the lottery the next 2-3 years. So they'll have theirs (top 10 picks) and Sea to move around.I’m confused how people think the jets got the better of this trade.
The jets drafted Adams #6 and he has at least proven to be #6 quality.
The Seahawks are a perennial playoff team. The picks will probably be in the mid 20s.
So the jets get nothing this year.
Next year they get half the trade value and in 2 years they get the rest of it.
If you are picking at 25 and are a perennial
Playoff team and there was a player you wanted at 6 and were 100% certain that in the NFL he would be a player good enough to be worthy of at least being picked 6th would you trade 25 plus next years 1 to move up to 6 and get him. Of course you would and it would be a good trade.
In this case they did just that bit get an extra year of the player before the picks start going away.
If you were a playoff team picking at 25 and a were sure a guy who will be as good as Adams in the nfl were available at 6 would you trade 25 plus next years 1 to get him? I would without a seconds delay, and if I was at 6 I’d only take 25 plus next years if my team was rebuilding.Seattle will be good but NYJ will be in the lottery the next 2-3 years. So they'll have theirs (top 10 picks) and Sea to move around.
Sea gave up too much but is all in when their QB is peaking, at his best. I'd rather upgrade the OL but who knows how they feel about that.
IMHO, it depends. He is 2 years away from UFA. If they lose him after those 2 years - as the Jets were certainly going to - then it was a bad deal for them. But if they are planning a long term extension, it was probably a good deal.The Seahawks got fleeced.
The Seattle GM was making all the right moves until this debacle.
I'm not a big fan of draft picks. I'd rather see my team go for proven NYFL players.Gonna miss his play on the field. Dude is legit.
With that said... holy crap is that a haul in return.
And a decent safety from Seattle as well.
With Mosley and Williamson both back at MLB (both injured last year), suppose a great SS was a bit of a luxury anyway.