John Schneider: Jamal Adams “a very important part of our future”

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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider’s pre-draft press conference on Wednesday opened with cardboard cutouts of the two men in front of microphones.

After Carroll and Schneider materialized, Schneider joked that it was a preview of what their draft room would look like during the first round on Thursday night. The Seahawks don’t have a first-round pick as a result of last year’s trade for safety Jamal Adams, who Carroll called their first-round pick and a “heck of a pick” at that.

Schneider shared Carroll’s view and the time off during the first round could give the team some time to work on a new contract for Adams.

“We’re going to be celebrating Jamal tomorrow evening for sure,” Schneider said. “We want him to be here long term for sure. He’s a great player, really glad we made the trade to get him, and he’s going to be a very important part of our future.”

Adams is set to play out the fifth-year option on his rookie deal this season. Schneider said there has not been any discussion about Adams holding out absent an extension at this point.

5 responses to “John Schneider: Jamal Adams “a very important part of our future”

  1. still one of the worst defenses in the league and it only cost them 2 firsts and a third.

  2. I would hope he’s a part of your future since Joe Douglas fleeced you for him. I thought he was gone bring a Super Bowl to Seattle last year, huh?

  3. The NFC west is in some kind of bizarre competition to see who can make the worst trades, except AZ, who’ve been throwing all their money at big name has-beens.

  4. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Better to use more resources to sign a known quantity, than risk resources on an untested player.

    By acquiring that valuable resource — Wilson, Wagner, Adams… — the Seahawks must provide better support with a better Strength & Conditioning unit. They have faltered in the playoffs the last few years largely due to injury, which is a crucial responsibility of the Strength & Conditioning unit.

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