NFL: Reviewing recent blockbuster trades after the Jamal Adams deal

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The Seattle Seahawks ended the Jamal Adams saga by making a significant trade offer to the New York Jets. Both sides ultimately agreed to the deal and the All-Pro safety is now headed to the NFC West.

What it took for the Seahawks to land Adams in a trade from the Jets was quite considerable. In exchange for Adams and a 2022 fourth-round pick, Seattle sent two first-round picks (2021 & 2022), a 2021 third-round pick, and Bradley McDougald.

The amount of compensation is considerable for a player at the safety position, but one could argue that Adams is different since he’s not a traditional safety. A player that can line up at sub-linebacker, both safety spots, and on the edge with real effectiveness constitutes a different perspective.

Let’s not forget, Adams is joined by JJ Watt as the only players in NFL history to record at least 200 tackles, 10 sacks, and 25 pass breakups through the first three years of a career. That shows just how unique and dynamic the attributes Adams brings to the table.

The trades that were the focus of this article were deals that involved at least two first-round picks. For example, Minkah Fitzpatrick is a high-level player who was traded recently but was dealt for only one first-round pick in the package the Pittsburgh Steelers sent to the Miami Dolphins.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the recent blockbuster trades in the NFL that sent a star to a new team, then evaluate the Jamal Adams deal.

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