Seahawks’ monster contract offer to Jamal Adams, revealed
After months of rumors and speculation over Jamal Adams’ long-term future with the Seattle Seahawks, there may now soon be a resolution to this matter.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Seahawks have offered to make Adams the highest-paid safety in the NFL.
Had this chat with @JasonPuckett20 on his show yesterday and ran it back on NFL Now today: The #Seahawks have offered to make Jamal Adams the highest-paid safety, so figure a deal gets done there eventually. pic.twitter.com/yZMU4XYsN2
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 23, 2021
Adams will be playing the upcoming season on the final year of his rookie deal. Before the New York Jets traded him away to the Seahawks, the team’s front office extended his fifth-year option, which will see him make a base salary of $9.8 million this season.
It was highly speculated that the Seahawks would push to sign Adams to a multi-year contract extension deal, especially as they gave up a pair of first-round picks to acquire him from the Jets.
Now, the Seahawks are on the verge of doing just that.
Garafolo adds that the team much lauds Adams’ versatility as a safety, whether in pass coverage or when it comes to rushing the passer. Thus, the Seahawks are well open to making him the top-paid safety in football and feel confident that such a deal could be completed ahead of the upcoming season.
For the moment, Denver Broncos standout Justin Simmons is currently the top-paid safety in the NFL. Simmons signed off on a 4-year, $61 million deal earlier this year that will now net him an astounding $15.25 million per season.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport further adds that the Seahawks would like to keep star linebacker Bobby Wagner as their highest-paid defensive player, who currently earns $18 million per year on his multi-year contract. Thus, Adams could be on the verge of finalizing a $17 million per year deal with the Seahawks.
Adams had his highs and lows over his debut season with the Seahawks. While he recorded an impressive 9.5 sacks last season, he did allow a concerning 104.7 passer rating when in coverage.
The Seahawks are well looking for a well-rounded campaign from him over the 2021-2022 season.