Seattle Seahawks – Cap Space: $13,750,349
If the Seahawks cannot get a deal done for Jadeveon Clowney, then is it realistic to assume that they could go out and grab Adams? With John Schneider at the helm – you better believe it!
On the surface, Seattle does not have the cap space or positional need, but what better guy to complete a Legion of Boom 2.0 with Adams playing the Kam Chancellor role, alongside the emerging Shaquill Griffin, rangy Quandre Diggs and legal issues permitting, Quinton Dunbar?
Schneider has always been imaginative with his cap management and roster construction and money can be created immediately with a slight restructuring of Russell Wilson’s contract. Wilson could be open to this, due to his desire for the Seahawks to add more ‘superstars’, stating as much during the build up to the Pro Bowl earlier this year.
Adams has stated that he is willing to postpone immediate renegotiations for a contender and this is another reason why the Seahawks could be prime candidates. Seattle are projected to have a little under $68m in 2021, $132m in 2022 and around $200m in 2023 which would allow for Schneider to extend Griffin, Dunbar, Tyler Lockett and Chris Carson as well as to add Adams into the mix.
Adams also fits the ‘chip-on-the-shoulder’ attitude that the Seahawks love. They celebrate individuality and Adams would be a vocal young leader to a rising young core. The Jets need outside corners and so a deal with Tre Flowers as the centrepiece alongside a 1st and 4th round pick could be enough to entice New York into negotiations.