Jamal Adams Trade
I mentioned the Jamal Adams trade, but this is why that trade was so awful for the Seahawks.
The Jamal Adams trade saw the Seattle Seahawks give up 2 first-rounders, a 3rd rounder and a free safety, for a 4th rounder and a strong safety. Giving up this type of haul for a player would imply that the player the Seahawks are getting in return is one of the best at one of the most important positions. This is just not the case.
Per Bucky Brooks, an NFL.com analyst, strong safety is the 18th of out 25 possible most important positions on an NFL team. So already, looking at this as well as the logistics of the trade, it seems we lost. Add on top of that, Jamal Adams has seemingly not been able to drop back in coverage to cover a rock, and it looks even worse. To add even more salt to this wound, with the Seahawks at 3-7, their 2022 first-rounder would be a top 10 pick.
So obviously, this trade was a disaster. It seemed bad when it was first made, but it seems even worse now. And yet again, this trade failure falls squarely on the shoulders of Carroll.
Carroll being 70 years old, saw this trade as a way to boost Seattle into Super Bowl contention immediately, but in reality, he ruined our chances of grabbing elite first-round talent last draft or this draft, which could have helped improve this team’s future outlook.
Does Pete Carroll really love this team? I know he says he does, but actions speak much louder than words, and boy does it seem like his current actions are running this team straight to the basement of the NFL. Because of this fact, I think it is time for Carroll to step down as head coach and retire from the NFL.