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Jets GM Joe Douglas explains why he traded Jamal Adams to Seahawks

There was a time roughly one year ago when it appeared the Jets were going to build around the one young superstar they had on their roster, yet so much has changed since then.

Fast-forward to now, with the Jets having traded stud safety Jamal Adams to the Seahawks over the weekend, despite the LSU product having said he wanted to be a “Jet for life” just five months ago.

He’s now moving on to greener pastures, and it does make sense for both sides, as this relationship was clearly fractured beyond repair. The Jets quietly fielded calls for Adams around the trade deadline last season, and when Adams got wind of it, he was furious. It was during that time when it was unlikely that he’d be a “Jet for life,” despite what he said.

Still, the Jets have received some criticism for how they handled the situation, letting a superstar slip through their hands, when they don’t have another one on the roster. They did get a great trade haul in return, though, and Jets general manager Joe Douglas spoke about why they made the move on Monday.

It’s always difficult for a team to sell trading away its best player to a fan base, but the Jets weren’t going to do a deal with Adams, and he wanted out, so he got his wish. The move made sense for both the Jets and Seahawks.