3 Seattle Seahawks players with the most to prove in 2023

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Seahawks safety Jamal Adams

Every time I write something seemingly negative about Jamal Adams, I always feel like I must preface it by saying that I hope Adams is healthy for most of 2023 and that he plays well. Adams is rightfully a well-respected member of the Seahawks, beloved by teammates and 12s alike. As he should be. Adams works hard to try to get back on the field from injury and gives 100 percent once he is on it.

But he simply doesn't seem to possess the talent of availability. He has been healthy enough to play in only half the games Seattle has played since Adams was traded to the Seahawks in 2020. Adams doesn't want to get injured; I understand that. But he does and so Seattle is paying a player a lot of money and giving a roster spot for someone who isn't competing.

Adams was injured in Week 1 of 2022 in Seattle's thrilling victory over former Seattle QB Russell Wilson and his Denver Broncos. In the little bit we saw from Adams in the game, he appeared ready to have an explosive season as he was attacking Denver's offensive line and looked solid in coverage. But then he hurt his leg and missed the rest of the season. No one is really sure when Adams will be back even now.

Adams' cap hit is $18,110,000 in 2023 and goes up to $23,610,000 in 2024 though his dead cap falls to $14,220,000. There would be no logical reason if Adams can't play for most of 2023 to pay him even more in 2024. Adams needs to prove he can still play at a high level and show he can be somewhat healthy for much of the coming season.