The Jets will receive first-round picks in 2021 and 2022, as well as a third-round pick in 2021 and safety Bradley McDougald. The Seahawks will walk away with Adams and a fourth-round pick in 2022.
New York pulled the trigger one day after Adams laid out the mixed signals he had received from management regarding a contract extension and called head coach Adam Gase the wrong leader for the team.
Adams sought an extension from the Jets all offseason that would have made him the league's highest-paid safety, but he complained about the time it was taking to receive an offer. He's prepared to play the 2020 season without an extension from Seattle, sources told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Adams was drafted sixth overall in 2017, and there are two seasons remaining on his rookie contract. He gave the Jets two Pro Bowl campaigns in three years, and the 24-year-old finished 2019 with 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and two interceptions.
The seeds of a divorce between Adams and the Jets were seemingly planted just prior to the 2019 trade deadline when the safety learned he was being dangled in talks with other teams.
The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys were believed to be involved in the Adams sweepstakes before the Seahawks acquired him, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.