5 Seahawks players Steelers must trade for after Wilson deal
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should trade for Adams
While Jamal Adams has been a fine player since joining the Seahawks roster, the trade and subsequent contract extension has received a fair amount of scrutiny. While Adams is an accomplished run stopper and blitzer, his coverage skills are lacking. The further he gets from the line of scrimmage, the worse he becomes as a player. The Seahawks may want to cut ties and move on as they get set to rebuild.
The Steelers, meanwhile, are set to potentially lose Terrell Edmunds in free agency. This would deplete their safety room and leave a huge hole at strong safety. Adams would be an instant upgrade there and would form one of the best safety duos in the league between him and Minkah Fitzpatrick. While Adams’s struggles in coverage are well documented, he is still a great safety.
In terms of compensation, I think Adams would cost a day two pick of some sort. It seems unlikely that the Steelers or any team would give up another first-round pick for Adams especially when the safety market has been in a state of decline. The Seahawks are just compiling resources right now, so getting anything for Adams would work. If Adams is made available at the right price though, he would be a stellar addition to this defense.