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Discussion in 'Seattle Seahawks' started by Leonardfan, Jun 8, 2021.
Seattle signs WR Travis Toivonen
The Seahawks invested quite a bit of draft capital to get a safety prior to last season - A 2021 1st round pick, 2021 3rd round pick and 22 first round pick. It would be comical if they could not get him signed to a long term deal or if his deal hinders the Seahawks thin roster - especially in the trenches on both sides of the ball over the next few seasons. Russell Wilson can only roll out and throw the ball downfield so many times before an injury occurs, they have a very mediocre running game as well.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports contract talks between Jamal Adams and the Seahawks "have been slow" and could extend into training camp.
“This is a situation that could bleed through training camp, even possibly close to Week 1," reported Fowler, who called talks "complicated." After trading two first-round picks, Seattle is committed to re-signing Adams, but the contract-year safety is "trying to reset the market." The Broncos made Justin Simmons the highest paid safety in March with a four-year extension that averages $15 million. Adams skipped Seattle's minicamp last month and is a candidate to hold out without a deal.
These teams are stupid. When you make a major trade such as this you don't do so until you are assured your new player will agree to a long term deal.
Seattle has done this sort of thing in the past. They traded a 2nd round pick for a player who only had one year remaining on his contract. He walked after the first year.
Real smart move by Seattle..Adams is basically a LB. His 8.5 sacks is impressive, his coverage ability is more on the average side. His ego seems out of control as well.
Nice to see Plantation Pete sign Toivonen! He's a guy I really wasn't aware of. But big bodied WR, pretty decent stats.
Regarding Adams: I get that you need to fight for your money at the negotiating table in the NFL, he has the team bent over a barrel here, and obviously his agent is handling the heavy lifting. But the theme I see repeated is how phrases like "highest paid" and "reset the market" recur over and over for black players. There have been plenty of white holdouts over the years; maybe the dearth of white opportunities shortens the list of candidates who can draw a line. But I don't recall a white player ever demanding he be the highest paid player on his team or highest paid position player in the league. Adams asked for this with the Jets previously.
It reminds me of Darrelle Revis, the old Jets cornerback, who insisted at the time that his new contract make him the highest paid and set a record for the position. When asked, he even told the media that his dream was to finish his career with the Jets! He forgot the caveat that his dream was also to earn $16,000,001 per season to surpass Champ Bailey by one dollar. There are plenty of black players who look beyond these simple metrics (for good reasons: winning teams, state tax rates, sponsorships, etc), but it seems like ONLY blacks are the ones who fixate on them, obviously for ego.
Adams has a black agent, Kevin Conner. I wonder how much that 'entitlement mentality' stereotype comes into play. Do front offices hire black attorneys to make angsty black agents feel less stand-offish over contract offers?
Ha, Revis Island! lol Supposedly no receiver could get open who was covered by this incredible cornerback, and then one day all of a sudden Revis outright sucked and was quickly finished in the NFL.
Get what you can while you can makes sense in this hyper-materialistic society, but remember that the corporate media is charged with hyping Black athletes to an absurd degree.