Seahawks, Jamal Adams agree to contract

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Jamal Adams will now be a happy camper in Seattle.

The Seahawks and Adams have agreed on a new contract. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, it’s a four-year, $70 million deal with $38 million guaranteed.

Seattle took the risky step of acquiring Adams in a massive trade with the Jets without having a new contract for him already agreed to. That gave Adams serious leverage in contract talks, as no team would want to risk losing a player after trading two first-round draft picks for him. In recent days the sides appeared far enough apart that the Seahawks were considering just letting Adams hit free agency and using the franchise tag to keep him, while Adams was plotting to challenge the safety franchise tag and argue that he’s actually a linebacker.

Now that won’t happen, and Adams will get back to work with a big new deal in place.

67 responses to “Seahawks, Jamal Adams agree to contract

  1. And in return the Seahawks will get subpar stats and a checked out Adams – he’s a cancer, always has been and now they reward him for it? Good luck with that!

    Cheers!

  2. Where are all the people who were just here yesterday mocking the Seahawks org for trading for Adams?

  3. BREAKING NEWS: Jamal Adams threatening to hold out on $70M contract. That deal was so 4 minutes ago.

  4. Terrible contract for the Seachawks. Now that Adams is paid look for his play to drop off.

  5. What’s the point of the contract for the Seahawks when the average is more than the linebacker franchise tag? lol. Ok Seattle.

  6. Schneider and Carroll did it again! Brilliant! Lock down one of the top 3 DB’s in the league as a huge piece to the run for yet another Lombardi!!!

  7. This is the kind of guy who will get his contract, but that 4 year signing will only keep him happy for 1-2 years. At which point, it’ll be rinse and repeat.

  8. Adams was one of the best defensive players for Seattle last year…so this isn’t really a surprise for Seahawks fans…What if Bobby Wagner, Jamal Adams, Jordyn Brooks, Carlos Dunlap, Kerry Hyder Jr., and Poona Ford play lights out football for Seattle’s defense?

  9. Thanks again for the draft picks Seahawks. We wish you good luck with this average pass rushing safety wannabe linebacker.
    -New York Jets fans

  10. That is stupid expensive for a box player with bad coverage skills.

    These guys are almost extinct and you give home the world?

    What you gonna do next give a fullback 90 million?

  11. So they threaten to tag him for two years and Jamal says “Just try it” and suddenly there’s a new contract? Sounds like the Seahawks caved.

  12. If he doesn’t follow up last season with similar sack numbers does that make this a bad deal? He doesn’t grade very well in coverage. I mean they had to pay the guy but resetting the market? I guess it shows how desperate they are on that side of the ball.

  13. Great. So we get a SS who’s really an undersized linebacker with limited pass rush ability who’s a liability in coverage and will more than likely get injured halfway through the season. And during the offseason he’ll want something better. Thanks Pete and John. Instead of using players we have that can play strong safety better than Adams and pass rushers who can do their job more than adequately, you went with Jamal “I’m the greatest there is even though I’m not” Adams. Great work.

  14. I think Seattle should have let Adams stew longer in the reality of franchise tag litigation, and offered him a little less.

    KJ Wright was one of the best players for Seattle, and 14th best LB in laegue (PFF). Where is his deal? His experience is necessary for the teamwork to make it all the way.

  15. Olyhawkguy says:
    August 17, 2021 at 2:22 pm
    Schneider and Carroll did it again! Brilliant! Lock down one of the top 3 DB’s in the league as a huge piece to the run for yet another Lombardi!!!

    ————–
    Haha – He’ll hold out again in 2 years after other safeties pass his contract. Schneider and Carroll are buffoons wasting Wilson’s career.

  16. “So they threaten to tag him for two years and Jamal says “Just try it” and suddenly there’s a new contract? Sounds like the Seahawks caved.”

    Quite the opposite. This was the Seahawks final offer last week. He wanted more guaranteed. Adams caved.

  17. 2 first rounders and $38mil guaranteed is unreal. All the power to him. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

  18. This is great news. The team’s defense was noticeably better when he was on the field. Focus will now be to get Duane Brown signed to a two year extension. As a fan, I’m happy for the stability and commitment the organization is making to take another step in improving the entire team.

    For all those that knocked the move, like every Seahawk move…..deal with it. Get ready to have Adam’s wreaking Offensive Schemes and performing at a high level.

  19. Not a Hawks fan, but I’ll trust Pete Carrolls judgement of a defensive back over some of you clowns.

    Lol, just be glad the drama is in the rear view

  20. I would have called his bluff. I would have traded him. No one had money to sign him to the contract he desired at this juncture of the season.

  21. Good grief! 70 mil. for an out of position linebacker that is a liability in coverage and misses time on a regular basis? So much for savvy management up in Seattle. With the potential prolific passing games of the Rams, 49ers, and Cardinals, I have to think John Schneider and Pete Carroll panicked a little bit on this one.

  22. Didn’t understand the trade but once they did it they were pretty much stuck with giving him a huge contract. It’s great for Adams despite his delusions of grandeur wanting top tier non QB money. He’s going to make a lot more than he would have playing out his deal and getting tagged twice even if he got the LB tag salaries both years. That’s a ton of money for a box safety who is limited in coverage ability.

  23. All you guys that say he can’t cover….I challenge you to go back to his NYJ career or college career and show me a guy that can’t cover. Sure he’s been beat before. So has every DB in the league. But too many “casual” NFL fans that have no idea just how bad the guy was hurt last year. Tell me one safety playing today that you’d take over him and show me how that guy is better.

    And oh yeah, regarding his signing…I told you it would happen before the season started.

  24. The contract seems like its set up the same as if he played out his rookie deal this year and tagged him twice thereafter.

    In the deal he signed, he gets $38m guaranteed. If he played under his rookie deal and then two tags, he would get $39.62m.

    Look at like $38m over three years ($12.6m average). The Seahawks can cut him after the third year and not owe him any more money. Its all about the guaranteed money. That’s what matters.

  25. He’s happy for now, but unfortunately as soon as another safety deal exceeds him s he will become a malcontent yet again

  26. Lot of people here talking about how Adams is a diva, he’s gonna be unhappy again in two years demanding another contract, cancer, etc without considering that he was previously playing for T-H-E J-E-T-S.

  27. Hawknballs says:
    August 17, 2021 at 2:13 pm
    Where are all the people who were just here yesterday mocking the Seahawks org for trading for Adams?———Right here. Still a dumb trade. 2 first rounders for a safety is crazy.

  28. Any Seahag fan claiming 2 1st rd picks and 18 mil per for a Rover has no idea what they are talking about.

    He can’t cover. Period. All he does is blitz and get caughr out of position because he has an inflated opinion of himself and isn’t a cerebral player.

    Adrian Phillips totally outperformed him last year in every category, save for sack accumlation but it didn’t cost NE 2 1st rders and 18 mil per.

    Right now, the Wilson and Adams deals are terrible as is the Duane Brown contract. Horrible value.

    Just wait until Metcalf wants 25 million per aftee this season. lol

  29. So I was curious….last week a story came out that Seattle had made their last offer so I took a look after I heard they had resigned him to see who won and if the Seahawks did cave. They didn’t, at least from the details released. Adams wanted $40M guaranteed, the Seahawks only wanted to guarantee $38M. Seattle won on that point but I’m not sure about the timing of when it will be paid out.

    Still, I think that’s quite a bit much for a guy with questionable coverage skills and inconsistent production. Talk about how great this is all you want Seahawks’ fans. I think the Seattle front office made a complete mess of this by giving up two first-round picks and had to overpay to keep him (a la Bill O’Brien and Laremy Tunsil) to try to show it wasn’t a mistake. It’s only a matter of time before he starts whining about his contract.

  30. He ultimately had the leverage.

    Let’s revisit year to year and see how many playoff games they win and if it ain’t many, think of how those picks and money could have helped.

  31. I’m old enough to remember when he was going to make the hall of fame off of josh Allen interceptions…

    Yet Vince wilfork has more career Ints then him.

  32. Hawknballs says:
    August 17, 2021 at 2:13 pm
    Where are all the people who were just here yesterday mocking the Seahawks org for trading for Adams?

    ——-

    Probably laughing at what the Seahawks paid the guy

  33. charliecharger says:
    August 17, 2021 at 3:31 pm
    impact players get paid

    ———
    Mai why are they paying Adams?

  34. Jamal Adams was a pro bowler, 2nd team all pro and got 9.5 sacks last year..Numbers don’t like..just saying

  35. Looks like a bunch of red arsed Jets fans on the site today frustrated because they let another great football get away. Seahawks signed the best strong safety in football and the 5th best edge rusher in the NFL. Shades of Cam Chancelor. Legion of Boom 2.0

  36. Alternative title:
    Jamal Adams to decide in 2 years if he still likes his new contract.

  37. jacktatumroamingthemiddle says:
    August 17, 2021 at 2:50 pm
    So they threaten to tag him for two years and Jamal says “Just try it” and suddenly there’s a new contract? Sounds like the Seahawks caved.

    No, it was widely reported that the Seattle offer was for $38 million guaranteed, when Adams wanted $40 million. Adams decided to do the smart thing and sign.

  38. First, all you Seahawk haters, tell me just how many consecutive years your team has made the playoffs? Then tell me how many super bowls they’ve been to. Now tell me how many your team has won. If you aren’t a Pats fan then I suggest you go cry in the corner when your team finishes 8-8…again.

    Second, for all your Jamal Adams haters still want to think this was all about money…please…just please go read back a few weeks. The money was agreed on weeks ago. The structure was the only thing in question. We haven’t heard just yet what the exact structure is but I’ll bet the Seahawks didn’t move on the structure because they told JA’s reps exactly what they would and wouldn’t do with structure when the negotiations first started. So JA’s reps knew then that structure was not negotiable.

  39. The Jets have played in 25 playoff games in their 62 year existence and yet Jets fans are still talking trash…lol

  40. I can remember when Bill O’Brien was the toast of the town. The SEA front office said, “Hold my beer”.

  41. Olyhawkguy says:
    August 17, 2021 at 2:22 pm
    Schneider and Carroll did it again! Brilliant! Lock down one of the top 3 DB’s in the league as a huge piece to the run for yet another Lombardi!!!

    //////////
    What, they signed Adrian Amos? Well at least they didn’t get Jaire.

  42. The Seattle Seahawks gave up way too much to acquire him, and now they’ve given up way too much to keep him. His coverage skills are weak, and for what he was best at last season, rushing the passer, there are better, cheaper actual edge rushers out there.

    Honestly, I get why quarterbacks like Russell Wilson, or Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, are frustrated. The championship windows for both teams are directly tied to their QBs, yet the teams consistently make moves that don’t benefit those QBs.

  43. No money left for your left tackle or anybody else. A safety is nice but not worth the money they paid that could be spent elsewhere! The NFC thanks the Seahawks for the deal.

  44. Luckily for Pete and John, Seahawks fans are still happy about that one Super Bowl win 8 years ago. Just making the playoffs and bowing out quickly is good enough for the 2012s. So spend away guys!

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