Pete Carroll: Jamal Adams pushing to be ready for Week One

Denver Broncos v Seattle Seahawks
Getty Images

The Seahawks signed safety Julian Love as a free agent this month, but head coach Pete Carroll said on Tuesday that Love’s addition was not a sign that Jamal Adams is out of the team’s plans for the 2023 season.

Adams tore his quad in Week One last season and he missed nine games over his first two seasons in Seattle, so there’s been some doubt about whether he’ll be fit enough to rejoin the team for the start of the 2023 season. On Tuesday, Carroll said that the team has a “clear thought” about how they’ll use Adams, Love, and Quandre Diggs at safety and that Adams is targeting a September return to action as he goes through the rehab process.

“We’ve sent our guys out to see him about 10 days ago and he’s coming in in the next couple weeks, too, so we’re keeping track,” Carroll said, via Brady Henderson of “It sounds like he’s doing great. He’s pushing it and he’s going to try to bust whatever projections that would keep him from . . . being ready for the start of the season. He’s looking to get that done. We’re counting on it, hoping it.”

Adams had 9.5 sacks in his first year with the Seahawks and the addition of Love could allow the team to use Adams in a role closer to a linebacker near the line of scrimmage next season. He’ll have to be healthy to make that a reality and the coming months will bring more word about whether that’s how things will play out in Seattle.

18 responses to “Pete Carroll: Jamal Adams pushing to be ready for Week One

  1. Would love to see him come back healthy and then play LB. His time as Safety has run its course, and he’s a much better fit when he can rush the passer. That is, as long as he can stay healthy.

  2. Coming off major injury, no training camp, no preseason games… IR by mid October. Rinse & recycle…

  3. It’s still incomprehensible that the seahawks gave up 2 first round picks for Adams AND had to give him a massive contract.

  4. By executing the Russ trade, the Seahawks almost made up for how terrible a move the Adams trade was.

  5. This Jets BUST is still in the league? Amazing how much these guys make on hype. He’s awful unless blitzing.

  6. Just remember, Jamal never missed a game with the jets and before his injuries with the Hawks.

  7. Adams is really good at tackling the receiver after they catch a pass so there is that…

  8. He was a one dimensional player when he signed the contract. Now he can’t even do that. One of the worst contract signings in NFL HISTORY.

  9. Playing with reckless abandon is cool when the player starts every game. Not so much if he’s always injured.

  10. You would take a huge cap hit if you cut Adams this year. Combined Adams and Diggs count $36m against the cap in ‘23. No way can you have safety position make up that much of the cap. Makes sense to have Adams play LB.

  11. As a Jets fan, still can’t believe what JD managed to get for this guy. To be fair, when he’s healthy, he’s an incredible player, a real playmaker on defense, and a lot of fun to watch. Not sure in what world a safety is worth two first round picks, but it is what it is. I hope he can come back healthy and revive his career… things got a little ugly leading up to the trade, but I’m still a fan of his.

  12. Amazing how the Seahawks make such good personnel moves like getting rid of Russ but then these head scratchers setting the team back.

  13. The Seahawk’s are having a different type of free agency season this year. They have signed less players than all but 6 teams, (9) since the SB. However, they have obligated the highest salary average per year ($7.75M) and 5th in total salaries. It is now evident that the team has had a very good off season. If they do well on this upcoming draft, they should be very competitive and return to the playoffs!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.