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Jamal Adams trade is good news for Giants

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Star safety won’t be heading to the NFC East

NFL: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
Jamal Adams
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Disgruntled star safety Jamal Adams has finally talked his way off the New York Jets, with the team having pulled off a blockbuster trade that has sent him to the Seattle Seahawks.

This could not be better news for the New York Giants.

Both the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, obviously NFC East rivals the Giants have to face twice each season, were in pursuit of the 24-year-old All-Pro safety. Obviously, they didn’t land him.

The folks at Bleeding Green Nation seem to understand that, while the Eagles would have liked Adams, that was likely never realistic.

The Cowboys, though, were always considered a front-runner to get Adams should the Jets decide to move on from him. Blogging the Boys says the price the Seahawks paid was just too high for Dallas.

The price was indeed high. Here’s the trade:

JETS RECEIVE:

S Bradley McDougald
2021 first-round pick
2021 third-round pick
2022 first-round pick

SEAHAWKS RECEIVE:

S Jamal Adams
2022 fourth-round pick

Adams has been critical of Jets owner Woody Johnson, and recently trashed both GM Joe Douglas and head coach Adam Gase. The Jets apparently felt there was no way they could keep him under those circumstances.

The folks at Gang Green Nation have mixed feelings about the deal, while Seahawks fans at Field Gulls are ecstatic about the move.