New York pulled the trigger a day after Adams presented the mixed signals he had received from management regarding a contract extension and called head coach Adam Gase the bad leader of the team.
Adams called for an all-off-season extension from the Jets that would have made him the highest-paid security in the league, but he complained about the time it took to receive an offer.
Adams was drafted sixth overall in 2017, and has two seasons left on his rookie contract. He gave the Jets two Pro Bowl campaigns in three years, and the 24-year-old finished 2019 with 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two interceptions.
The seeds for a divorce between Adams and the Jets were apparently planted just before the 2019 trade deadline, when security learned he was in talks with other teams.
“The Rams don’t take calls on Aaron Donald, the Patriots don’t take calls on Tom Brady,” he said at the time. “That’s where I stand, in that regard. ”
The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys were allegedly involved in the Adams draw before the Seahawks acquired it, sources told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.