The Jamal Adams situation is making the Seahawks’ decision to spark a blockbuster trade with the Jets last summer hard to digest for fans.
Seattle gave up two first-round draft picks to acquire Adams in the first place, supposedly under the assumption he’d be more than just a short-term rental.
It was believed that the Seahawks and Adams already had some framework of a deal worked out in principle in place before New York even decided to trade him away, but the situation might be more fluid than it once seemed.
Adams missed some time due to injuries last season, and didn’t have the dominant start it was assumed he would playing under known-defensive-guru Pete Carroll. And now he’s entering the final year of his rookie deal, set to become an unrestricted free agent next season.
And apparently, contract talks between the Seahawks and Adams have stalled out, according to a report from Bob Condotta the Seattle Times.
Adams is looking to become the NFL’s highest-paid safety, and, well, Jets fans know this standoff might not end well. He might be seeking linebacker-type money, being a hybrid player, but the Seahawks aren’t known for handing out big contracts. So it’ll be interesting to see how this situation plays out.