Over the last several seasons, it has been proven the Seattle Seahawks possess no fear of taking chances on talents. It’s part of what has helped them remain in the playoff picture virtually every year. Their often aggressive approach has kept them in that window of success. The Seahawks’ front office just proved that sense of urgency by making a massive move that shows they want to maximize star quarterback Russell Wilson‘s prime years.
Seahawks’ continued success with Russell Wilson
The Seahawks remain one of the constants in the playoff picture annually, and much of that has to do with the stellar play of Russell Wilson.
Wilson quickly proved to be a star in the league behind guiding the franchise to tremendous success. He has ascended to being recognized as one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks behind his steady, increasingly improved play along with being one of the best leaders at the position.
The 31-year-old is the sheer definition of a franchise quarterback behind the unbreakable stability that he has brought to Seattle. That is backed by guiding the team to eight straight winning seasons to begin his career with seven playoff appearances and two Super Bowl berth, including one win on that stage.
Along the way, Wilson has also set numerous NFL and Seahawks all-time records that have furthered packed his illustrious resume. Beyond that, he has cemented himself as the franchise cornerstone that the organization continues to build around. The front office just proved that again with another colossal move.
Seahawks acquire Jamal Adams to help Russell Wilson
The Seahawks have continued to operate in the manner of doing what can keep them in the playoff hunt every year.
Once again, Seattle just did that by making the bold move to acquire Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams from the New York Jets on Saturday afternoon. General manager John Schneider paid a hefty price to acquire Adams by agreeing to trade a first-round and third-round pick in 2021, a 2022 first-round selection, and safety Bradley McDougald, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
It’s quite the haul for the Jets, but it shows that the Seahawks are more than committed to Adams as a long-term piece of the puzzle. Before the trade, the 24-year-old was reportedly looking to make $20 million per season on his next contract extension with New York, which would have made him the highest-paid safety in the league.
That number may more than likely push north of $100 million due to being in the prime of his career with many productive campaigns ahead. More than that, it speaks to the team wanting to max out Russel Wilson’s best years.
Super Bowl push in 2020 Season
The Seahawks remain one of the models for consistency in the NFL being a playoff constant with Russell Wilson.
Seattle is coming off another highly successful campaign that saw them capture yet another playoff appearance while falling just short of reaching the NFC title game.
It’s quite clear that they are not far from being a team that can compete for the Super Bowl. The Jamal Adams trade loudly speaks that they are in a win-now mode to contend for a championship. It isn’t to say there are some needed improvements on both sides of the ball to take the next step, but one of the league’s best defensive backs certainly helps that cause.
Adams has an opportunity to become a long-term fixture in the secondary for the franchise for many years to come. Ultimately, only time will tell if this the right move for the Seahawks to make for the long haul.