Seahawks position preview: Breaking down Jamal Adams and the safeties

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Jamal Adams

Age: 24

Contract: 4 years $22,258,808 (Final year with 2021 5th year option)

2019 Stats: 1 INT, 7 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, 2 TD’s, 6.5 sacks, 10 TFL, 13 QB hits.

This offseason saw Tom Brady and DeAndre Hopkins switch teams. Yet, somehow Jamal Adams might have been the best player to move. The fourth-year safety out of “DBU” LSU has turned himself into one of the best safeties in the NFL and earned First-Team All-Pro honors for his insanely good 2019.

If the stats listed above weren’t good enough for you, how about Adams’s incredible PFF grades for his second and third year in the NFL, with an 87.9 in 2019, and an 89.8 in 2018. His 2019 grade was good enough to rank him second in the NFL for safeties.

Adams is a great player and will be for many years, but will he be in Seattle longterm? The Seahawks gave up an arm and a leg to acquire Adams from the Jets, trading two first-round picks (2021, 2022), a third-round pick (2021), and Bradley McDougald. Surely with the gargantuan amount of assets the Seahawks gave up, they will entertain an extension for Adams. Adams is in the final year of his rookie contract but has a fifth-year option for next season since he was a first-round pick.

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