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Report: Seahawks have inquired about Jets safety Jamal Adams for potential trade

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It’s not uncommon to see the Seattle Seahawks make a splash trade in the offseason (or during the preseason), and perhaps the 2020 season may be no exception.

Disgruntled New York Jets safety Jamal Adams wants out of the Meadowlands, and one team that is looking at possibly bringing him in is the Seahawks. Corbin Smith and Jake Heaps had the initial report, which was confirmed by Rob Rang.

Now uh... not to spoil the party here, but Smith’s report also notes that the San Francisco 49ers have also had preliminary discussion about landing one of the best defensive players in the league.

Adams wants a new contract from the Jets and is reoprtedly seeking to become the league’s highest paid safety, a standard set by the Chicago Bears’ Eddie Jackson at $14.6 million per year. He’s made Second-Team and First-Team All-Pro over his last two seasons. He’s a talented blitzer (6.5 sacks in 2019) and he’s a standout in pass coverage.

Of course, just because Adams wants a trade doesn’t mean the Jets will let him go. And one would assume that getting Adams would involve a first-round draft pick. Our own Alistair Corp had posed this question on Twitter and thus far it seems Seahawks fans would rather trade for Adams over Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones.

Without getting into too much speculation, it’s worth noting that Bradley McDougald’s contract is up at the end of this season. Adams is five years younger and while he may be more expensive, he’s accomplished quite a bit individually while playing for such a poor franchise.

We’ll see if “preliminary discussions” become more than that for John Schneider and Pete Carroll.