The Seahawks cut Jamaal Adams four years after the disastrous trade with the Jets


Jamal Adams will be looking for a new home this NFL season.

Four years after making a blockbuster trade with the Jets to land Adams, the Seahawks released the safety, according to multiple reports.

The move is a costly one for Seattle, as it comes with a $20.8 million dead cap hit.

The Seahawks sent two first-round picks, a third-round pick and safety Bradley McDougald to the Jets in exchange for Adams and a fourth-round pick in the summer of 2020.

Seahawks release safety Jamal Adams four years after blockbuster trade with Jets Good pictures

At the time, Adams said he cried “tears of joy” and said his plan was to retire a Seahawk.

“I prayed hard and asked God to put me where I needed to be, whether it was going back to New York or getting traded,” Adams said. “This is my calling. I'm here to stay and I'm happy to be a Seattle Seahawk.

Adams struggled with injuries in Seattle, tearing his left quad tendon during the season opener in 2022 and missing the rest of the year.

This past season, he missed eight games after Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll admitted to a knee injury from the previous year. Still affected Adams.

Adams was fined $50,000 by the NFL for assaulting a concussion specialist during a game in October.

After this past season, the Seahawks moved Carroll from head coach to a role in the front office and replaced him with Ravens defensive coordinator Mike McDonald.

Jamal Adams with the Jets in 2019.
Jamal Adams with the Jets in 2019. Joseph E. Amaturo

In addition to Adams, the Seahawks also cut safety Quandre Diggs on Tuesday.

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The Jets used a 2021 Seahawks pick as part of a package to trade with the Vikings to select offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker, and got star wideout Garrett Wilson for Seattle's 2022 first-round pick.

Adams was selected 6th overall by the Jets in the 2017 NFL Draft and was a Pro Bowler in 2018 and '19 before the trade.

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