Seahawks’ Adams to be NFL’s highest-paid security

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks and Jamal Adams have agreed to a four-year extension that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid security, a supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

Adams’ deal carries a max worth of $72 million, a $20 million signing bonus and $38 million assured, the supply advised Schefter.

He reported on time for coaching camp however has not taken half in any practices or video games, watching from the sideline whereas showing engaged and in good spirits. The settlement ends the three-week stalemate with the Seahawks, who open their season on Sept. 12 in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts.

Adams was a first-team All-Professional choice in 2019 and has been named to the Professional Bowl in every of the final three seasons. He set the league’s single-season file for sacks by a defensive again final yr with 9.5. That determine led the group, as did his 14 tackles for loss and his 30 pressures which, based on ESPN Stats & Info, have been 14 greater than some other defensive again within the league.

He missed 4 video games with a groin damage and performed by accidents to each shoulders (together with a torn labrum that wanted surgical procedure), two damaged fingers (which additionally wanted surgical procedure) and a hyperextended elbow.

Coach Pete Carroll stated in June that the Seahawks have been relying on Adams displaying as much as coaching camp even when the 2 sides had but to achieve a deal by then.

Adams had joined lots of his teammates in skipping the voluntary offseason program — a number of veteran gamers didn’t participate till the ultimate week — and was excused from obligatory minicamp so he might are likely to a household matter.

He was set to make $9.86 million in 2021, the ultimate yr of the rookie contract that he signed with the New York Jets because the No. 6 decide in 2017.

The Seahawks inherited that contract after they acquired Adams final summer time for a package deal of picks that included Seattle’s first-rounders in 2021 and ’22, making it their boldest commerce of the Carroll/basic supervisor John Schneider period.

On the time of the commerce, the Seahawks have been up entrance with Adams, who had requested the commerce from the Jets, in that they weren’t going to increase him immediately as a result of they needed to have a greater sense of how a lot the NFL’s wage cap would drop in future seasons as a result of coronavirus pandemic earlier than negotiating such an enormous deal. Additionally they needed to get to know Adams earlier than paying him.

In line with ESPN Stats & Info, the Adams commerce marked solely the fifth time since 2009 {that a} group gave up a number of first-round picks for a participant.

Adams turns into the third participant to get an extension from the Seahawks this offseason, becoming a member of receiver Tyler Lockett and punter Michael Dickson.

Whereas Adams’ deal is finished, the Seahawks nonetheless have one other contract dispute on their arms with 14-year veteran Duane Brown. The Professional Bowl left deal with, who turns 36 later this month, has additionally been current however not working towards as a result of he is looking for an extension as he enters a contract yr. All indications are that the Seahawks aren’t inclined to increase Brown this yr.

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