Seahawks’ Jamal Adams reportedly will undergo season-ending surgery
Sep 15, 2022, 11:02 AM | Updated: 11:10 am
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Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams’ season is reportedly over after less than a full half of a game.
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Adams will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn quadriceps tendon he suffered Monday night while trying to sack Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Per Rapoport, “Adams is still talking to doctors about the timing of the procedure, as well as who performs it.”
On Wednesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carrol said in a press conference that Adams was still gathering opinions and had not been placed on the team’s injured reserve.
“He’s getting all of the information he can right now to make sure that he knows what’s next from our guys and other people as well,” Carroll said. “We have the time to do it, so he’s going to take the time to do it right and get his mind really clear on what is the next step.”
Injuries have unfortunately been the story of Adams’ three seasons with the Seahawks. He played 12 games each of the last two years, with season-ending shoulder surgery cutting his 2021 campaign short.
“It means so much to him. The frustration of having to go through not being healthy just jumped at him again. He’s questioning and wondering because he wants to be out here so much,” Carroll said. “He wants to be with the guys and doing what we do in every way you could possibly want to do that. It’s really frustrating for him.”
Seattle made a blockbuster trade with the New York Jets for Adams that cost them multiple first-round draft picks prior to the 2020 season, then signed him to a four-year, $70 million contract extension prior to the 2021 season. While he set a record for most sacks by a defensive back in a single season in 2020, his performance was disappointing last year as he was used more in coverage and less as a blitzing threat, resulting in no sacks.
Seattle’s options to replace Adams at strong safety opposite Pro Bowl free safety Quandre Diggs are Josh Jones and Ryan Neal. Neal has stepped up for the Seahawks the past two seasons in place of Adams.
NOTES: Rookie running back Ken Walker III will make his debut this week after undergoing hernia surgery last month. Walker was a full participant in practice Wednesday. Starting left guard Damien Lewis was also a full participant after sitting out the opener while recovering from an ankle injury.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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