Seahawks safety Jamal Adams’ big training camp decision as contract negotiations continue
The Seattle Seahawks and star safety Jamal Adams have yet to come to a contract extension. But, it doesn’t seem like either side is too worried as the they head into training camp.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport spoke out on Adams’ current situation with the Seahawks:
“I don’t expect any issues at all with Adams showing up. We’ll see for sure tomorrow if he does. But that is, of course, the expectation,” Rapoport said on Inside Training Camp Live. “Eventually, this will be a deal that I think both sides will be happy with and Jamal Adams will likely be a very, very rich man.”
There were recent reports that the Seahawks are more than willing to make Adams the highest-paid safety in the NFL. After hearing that, it’s understandable why the former first-rounder isn’t holding out.
But, Rapoport also mentioned that both parties “are not close at all” to an extension. However, there is still lots of time. Adams will make $9.8 million on his fifth-year option in 2021.
The Seahawks have also reportedly said they want to keep Bobby Wagner as their highest-paid defensive player on the team. He earns $18 million per year. But given the versatility that Jamal Adams brings to the table, he will likely believe he’s worth all of that.
The highest-earning safety right now is Justin Simmons, who was handed a massive four-year, $61 million contract in March by the Denver Broncos. Given the Seahawks’ comments, it’s likely Adams received an even bigger deal.