Proposed trade would have Seattle Seahawks getting a massive favor

Seattle needs to shed cap room for free agency starts.

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The Seattle Seahawks must create cap room. Prior to free agency 12s will see Seattle make some roster moves, whether that means restructuring current contracts, trading players, or, more likely, releasing players outright. 12s are also likely to watch some fan favorites leave as well. The team does not even have enough money to sign their 2024 NFL draft picks currently.

Some players who might need to be released include safety Quandre Diggs, receiver Tyler Lockett, defensive lineman Bryan Mone, and tight end Will Dissly. The hope would be that Lockett and Dissly simply re-work their deals and stick around for at least another couple of years. But the team is in a tight spot because they currently have no veteran linebackers returning and the interior of the offensive line is a complete mess.

One player not mentioned above is Jamal Adams. Seattle should simply release the oft-injured safety who has mostly just been good in terms of pass rush but has not recorded a sack since 2020. He is bad in coverage and is too often aggressive against the run that he misses tackles, doesn't help set an edge, or misses an assignment completely which causes a teammate to have to pick up his slack and get out of position themselves.

Seattle Seahawks trading Jamal Adams is completely illogical

This is why it is a bit shocking to read a proposed trade of Adams, instead of a simple release, by Bleacher Report. The site proposed that the Washington Commanders might want to pick up Adams because recently hired linebackers coach Ken Norton, Jr. is familiar with the safety. That is a huge reach on the part of Bleacher Report.

Norton was the defensive coordinator for Seattle when Adams was traded for before the 2020 season, but Norton is not the DC in Washington. Dan Quinn is Washington's new head coach but he has never coached Adams. Plus, what team knowing Adams' injury history and inability to cover well would trade for him?

Sure, Seattle would have to eat the same amount of dead cap ($19,589,334) whether they released him or traded him prior to June 1, and Seattle would at least get something in return (likely a Day 3 draft pick, according to Bleacher Report) for Adams if they did trade him. But the argument of trading the safety is completely flawed. Again, what team would add Adams who is unlikely to consistently help due to injuries while also having to pay him into 2025? That's just, well...not smart football.

Plus, Bleacher Report does not seem to have done their homework on Adams. The article has lines such as, "At times, the 28-year-old has been a fantastic defender for Seattle..." and "And while the LSU product has provided the occasional boost as a pass-rusher (9.5 sacks in 2020)..." If one has to mention as a positive something Adams did four years ago, that is not a good thing. No NFL team is going to want to trade for Adams, though the Seahawks should be happy if some team does make an offer.

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