Jamal Adams’ bold plan for his future with Seahawks
Former New York Jets star safety Jamal Adams is apparently already feeling very comfortable in his new home in the Pacific Northwest. On the call during his first media availability with the Seattle Seahawks since the trade executed last Saturday, the 24-year-old former LSU Tiger defensive back Adams said his plan is to “retire” with the Seahawks, per the NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz.
“My plan is to retire here,” Jamal Adams on his future with the Seahawks.
— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) July 30, 2020
Adams was the sixth overall selection of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Jets. He soon shot up the charts as one of the best defensive backs in the game, earning two Pro Bowl appearances and a first-team All-Pro selection in just three years in the league.
The Seahawks sent two future first-round picks along with a third-round pick and veteran safety Bradley McDougald in exchange for the star defensive back Adams and a fourth-round selection from New York.
Adams’ tenure with the Jets started to collapse this past offseason stemming from trouble in long-term contract negotiations with the AFC club. Days leading up to his trade, Adams also appeared in an interview with the New York Daily News specifically calling out general manager Joe Douglas and head coach Adam Gase, both of whom are entering their second season with the franchise.
Following the disastrous public-relations fallout from Adams’ callouts, the Jets traded the Pro Bowler last Saturday to the Seahawks for the not-so-light haul of three draft picks and a player.
Adams is still on his rookie contract, though, without a contract extension negotiated yet, so his idea to retire with Seattle may sound premature before a long-term deal can be completed.