Jamal Adams: My plan is to retire in Seattle

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Jamal Adams is in Seattle but for how long?

The Seahawks traded for Adams, giving up two first-round picks (2021 and 2022), a 2021 third-round pick and safety Bradley McDougald for Adams and a 2022 fourth-round pick. They pulled the trigger without giving Adams a new contract, who is due to make $3.59 million in 2020 and $9.86 million in 2021, his option year.

But the Seahawks wouldn’t have given up what they gave up for Adams without planning to give him the long-term deal he wants.

That’s why Adams felt confident in saying, “The plan is to retire here. That is my plan. But those things handle themselves.”

Adams talked his way out of New York when the Seahawks gave the Jets an offer they couldn’t refuse. Adams wanted a long-term deal before the season from the Jets. He is willing to wait on the Seahawks’ time.

For now, Adams is happy and satisfied.

I prayed on it,” Adams said in his first press conference as a Seahawk, via video from Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “I prayed on it hard, and I asked God to place me where I needed to be, whether that was to go back to New York or whether that’s to be traded. This is my calling, man. I’m here to stay, and I’m excited to be a Seattle Seahawk. I’m really overwhelmed, but at the same time, man, it’s so surreal to be around a great organization like Seattle and to be coached by legendary coaches, Hall of Fame coaches, playing with Hall of Famers from Russ [Wilson] to Bobby [Wagner], K.J. [Wright], Bruce Irvin, Quandre Diggs, the list goes on and on. I’m just excited to be here. I’m here to help. I can’t wait to get out there in front of the 12s.”

48 responses to “Jamal Adams: My plan is to retire in Seattle

  1. “That is my plan.” Ah, but plans can change. The Jets got two first round picks and a third to get rid of a headache.

  2. Seattle’s defense will be much improved with Adams playing Kam Chancellors old position. He fits into Seattle’s scheme perfectly. Seattle has a top 5 roster on paper (they had the most top 100 players) Seattle was wiling to part with their late first round picks to pick up a top talent and make a Super Bowl run. Can’t be mad at that.

  3. Yeah ok. Been there five minutes. Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas said that too. Your plan probably includes the team paying you whatever you ask too. Nice plan. See you at contract time when you revise your plan.

  4. “But the Seahawks wouldn’t have given up what they gave up for Adams without planning to give him the long-term deal he wants.”
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    Wait, hold on here.

    When the Texans traded for Laremy Tunsil, you guys ripped Bill O’Brien a hundred times specifically for NOT securing a long-term contract before the trade. Yet now it’s okay if Seahawks don’t have the same locked-up deal?

    Why the two different standards in criticizing a trade?

  5. I’m really overwhelmed, but at the same time, man, it’s so surreal to be around a great organization like Seattle and to be coached by legendary coaches, Hall of Fame coaches, playing with Hall of Famers from Russ [Wilson] to Bobby [Wagner], K.J. [Wright], Bruce Irvin, Quandre Diggs, the list goes on and on.

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    Last time I checked not one of the individual players named had qualified for the Hall of Fame and Cheatin’ Pete Carroll’s “legendary” status is a reach at this point. Try winning a few more Super Bowls before putting any these guys in the HOF

  6. Jamal Adams: My plan is to retire in Seattle

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    I doubt it. He’ll find a some way for his massive ego to get bruised down the road and create a problem.

  7. The more Adams runs his mouth, the more impressed I am with the haul the Jets got for him. He seems like a P.I.T.A to deal with due to his over-inflated ego. IMO, the Seahawks should’ve traded for an elite WR. They could’ve easily got OBJ, posibly even Julio Jones for that much capital. An elite WR gets them closer to a Super Bowl than a Safety.

  8. It’s good that Adams is strong in run support, because with Seattle having a dumpster fire of a defensive line he’s going to get a lot of opportunities to go chasing RB’s who have a full head of steam going. He’ll also learn that the NFC West is a bit more challenging than the AFC East.

    He actually has no idea what it’s going to be like playing defense in Seattle, but still, he wants to retire there. Sorta like Clueless in Seattle.

  9. Bill O’Brien backed himself into a corner with Tunsil by not making it a priority to get a long term deal as soon as Tunsil arrived. Seattle’s FO is not as inept as Houston’s. Everyone in the NFL wants to play poker with O’Brien.

  10. This sounds a couple in high school that say there gonna be together forever but one of them is super toxic.. we all know how that plays out

  11. Does anyone listen when these guys speak, you are better off listening to your wall when you talk to it you can at least make some sense of that conversation

  12. akira1971 says:
    July 30, 2020 at 4:11 pm
    “But the Seahawks wouldn’t have given up what they gave up for Adams without planning to give him the long-term deal he wants.”
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    Wait, hold on here.

    When the Texans traded for Laremy Tunsil, you guys ripped Bill O’Brien a hundred times specifically for NOT securing a long-term contract before the trade. Yet now it’s okay if Seahawks don’t have the same locked-up deal?

    Why the two different standards in criticizing a trade?

    15 6

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    Agreed. In either case the team lost all leverage.

    BB would have the deal in place. Adams will raid them at 20 mil per and with the loss of 2 1st rders, sink them into cap hell and make them weaker with a top heavy roster.

    I find funny teams think they can move the needle on these concepts and it will somehow change, because they, themselves, made the move.

    It’s a horrible value move by any team. Period. If you knew you had Ed Reed, or Ronnie Lott, sure, great move.

    This guy isn’t even a Rodney Harrison level.

  13. Why even support GUYS like this , Athletes offer nothing of essential employment they just take your hard earned money to the bank these individuals don’t make themselves big time stars, we do ! So stop funding these people and invest some time and money into your minor league teams where the Athlete plays and works a job to support their families …

  14. Earl Thomas broke his leg twice and was out of service 2 of his last 3 years in Seattle…..and wanted all time safety pay. The Seahawks would have been stupid to pay him what he thought he deserved.

  15. With regards to how much this trade cost Seattle, one is one intriguing thing that makes me wonder if John Schneider banked on a bit with this trade.

    With the whole COVID-19 thing there is a real chance that picks in next years draft (and possibly 2022 also) will be much more of an exercise in blindly throwing darts at a board, especially for guys that come out early. The college football season is already guaranteed to be shorter and far different than ever before. So many teams are only going to be playing games within their conference and that is going to really limit the quality of opponents that the top players will play against, limiting the ability to scout and judge their skills. This is especially true for players that play in conferences with only one or two top-notch teams and those that play in “lesser” conferences.

    The whole point being that first rounders will be much harder to value than in the past, and we already know how many of those become busts.

  16. His plan is to extort a record breaking contract from Seattle, then complain next year he is underpaid!

  17. thekraken says:
    July 30, 2020 at 4:01 pm
    Seattle’s defense will be much improved with Adams playing Kam Chancellors old position.
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    Kam Chancellor he is not. Kam could hit, cover and most importantly, was a leader. Adams can only hit and he blames everyone else when something goes doesn’t go as planned.

  18. Pete Carroll managed to keep a bunch of me-me-me show boaters together long enough to win a SB. But it came apart as they reverted back to who they were, a collection of individuals who’s behavior was determined by their over inflated egos. Result=1Year Dynasty. Any bets on when Adam’s ego will explode? Set up a betting pool because it’s just a matter of time.

  19. I can actually see this pairing work out very well in Seattle. Pete Carroll will know how to utilize Jamal and he is going to be flying all over that field making plays. It’s going to be fun to watch

  20. After what they paid for him, he’d better plan on doing a hell of a lot more than retiring in Seattle!

    Jets DBs don’t have a great track record after they leave. Anybody remember Revis Island?

  21. Maybe play a game first? Have an extension offered that you agree to before you make plans for the retirement home in Seattle. What will you say if the contract you offered isn’t to your liking? “Those things handle themselves”? No, they don’t. Stop at “I’m happy to be here in Seattle!” I dunno…maybe it’s just me, but the pendulum really swings wide for this man.

  22. They are gonna trade ya next year to get one of their ones back cmon jamal you cant see this coming you’ll be retiring in dallas not a good move, 3 years of service and you start demanding more money nope to soon,jets did the right thing whats next 1 good rookie season and the guy starts crying for a new contract holding out causing unnecessary distractions what

  23. Jamal Adams isn’t a “ headache “. He flexed the muscle he had and ensured he gets the payday he wants before he potentially got injured.

    Why is it so hard for some to believe that ownership labeled him a headache so his value would justify him having to play out his rookie contract ?

    All these guys aren’t “ headaches “. Most of them are just trying to get paid before they get ground out and forgotten like so many other players before them.

  24. I remember this guy was going to make the hall of fame just by playing against josh Allen. Well, 3 years and 2 ints later 🤷‍♂️.

    This guy is not a difference maker. He’s an extra linebacker. I’d take Hyde, Poyer, Mccourty and any number of safeties over this guy

  25. Adams might say he wants to retire a Seahawk but he’s never negotiated a contract with the Seahawks. John Schneider is a fierce negotiator….fair…very fair…but very tough. Once he sets a ceiling for a contract he will not go over that, no matter what. Not for anyone and he’s proved it tie and again.

    So while Adams may retire in 10+ years as a Seahawk, it will be important for he and his agent to value him at an appropriate price point because if they pull a Clowney the Seahawks will stick to the value they placed. Just look to the ET contract situation. They had arguably the best FS in the league walk because they weren’t going to stop outside the top value they placed on him. No different here.

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