Proposed Jamal Adams destination could see him exacting revenge on Seahawks

Seattle might still have some interest in bringing back Adams.
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Former Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was a loyal person to his players and his coaching staff. Carroll rarely called out anyone publicly, though sometimes players would criticize Carroll's methods on the sidelines and after they left the team. While being loyal is a great thing for a human being, loyalty might not always work well for a football coach.

Specifically, the way the situation with Jamal Adams was handled ahead of Seattle's Week 15 matchup last season against the Philadelphia Eagles likely needed to be handled differently. Adams was told he was not going to play. Because of that Adams either stayed home and did not come to Lumen Field to cheer on his teammates or, possibly worse, he left the stadium after learning of the news.

One might wonder how the issue of Adams seemingly seeing himself as bigger than the team and not being there for his teammates after learning of his personal fate would be handled by new head coach Mike Macdonald. Some coaches might have spoken to the team's general manager and made the collective decision to release the player immediately. Carroll would have never done that.

Seattle Seahawks could lose Jamal Adams to the San Francisco 49ers

Clearly, however, there was an issue between Adams and the team last season. Choosing not to cheer on one's teammates indicates there is a problem. Not so much of one, though, that John Schneider and Macdonald have not been open to saying they might welcome Adams back if the money was right. Macdonald said this offseason that Adams coming back to the Seahawks is still an option.

If Adams returns, the team appears ready to give him a shot at linebacker. The idea would be to create more pressure on opposing quarterbacks as that is always what Adams has done best in his career. Adams could also slide into pass coverage at times as well.

Reportedly, another team in the NFC West is interested in Adams for the same reason. According to the Seattle Times, the San Francisco 49ers have been one of a few teams that have stayed in contact with Adams about joining them for the 2024 season. Adams would move into the spot previously held by linebacker Dre Greenlaw. Greenlaw tore his Achilles tendon in the Super Bowl and may not be ready to return until well into next season.

The shame would be if Adams signs with the 49ers in free agency the Seahawks would maybe face Adams twice in 2024, should Adams stay healthy, of course. San Francisco might have a system that fits Adams and he might have a fantastic year. That could include wreaking havoc against Seattle.

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