K.J. Wright: Why Jamal Adams can make Seahawks a Super Bowl contender

Aug 30, 2023, 2:57 PM | Updated: 5:56 pm

Seattle Seahawks Jamal Adams...

Seahawks safety Jamal Adams reacts during the third quarter of a game against Tennessee. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

(Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

During a conversation on members of the Seattle Seahawks who could be big contributors to the team’s success, former Hawks linebacker K.J. Wright was asked about Jamal Adams.

Rost’s Seattle Seahawks Q&A: Rookies, offense, and the IR

Adams, a multi-time All-Pro safety who joined the Seahawks in 2020 and signed a lucrative extension ahead of 2021, missed all but one game last season due to a quad injury.

“If we get the absolute best of Jamal Adams, this is a legitimate Super Bowl-contending football team,” Wright said Wednesday during his weekly Seattle Sports show with Brock and Salk.

Wright played with Adams on the Seahawks in 2020 and is very impressed by what he brings to the table when he’s healthy.

“When I saw what this man did in 2020, he holds the NFL record for sacks (by a defensive back). That guy is just dominant,” Wright said. “He is explosive, he is exciting. He’s gonna celebrate his tail off and get all the fans ready to roll. This guy is a gamechanger. They brought him in for (two) first-round (picks) because he can change the dynamic of a football game. He tackles well, he can blitz well, and he is going to play.”

“He is a big piece, yes,” Wright later added.

Wright was then asked to pick between between Adams, cornerback Tariq Woolen and linebacker Bobby Wagner.

“If those three are at their very, very best, the biggest impact on the defense is whom?” Brock Huard asked.

Replied Wright, “At their very, very best? At their very, very best it’s Jamal. At their very, very best, healthy, fast, physical, moving? It’s Jamal Adams.”

Listen to the full hour of this week’s K.J. Wright Show at this link or in the audio player near the top of this story. 

Seattle Seahawks set first 53-man roster of the 2023 season

Brock and Salk podcast

Brock and Salk

Seattle Mariners prospect Jonny Farmelo...

Zac Hereth

A surprising Mariners prospect Jeff Passan would avoid trading

ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan says outfielder Jonny Farmelo is a Seattle Mariners prospect he be wary of trading away.

11 hours ago

Seattle Mariners trade target Luis Robert Jr....

Zac Hereth

Does a Luis Robert trade make sense for Mariners? Passan explains

Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert's name has come up as a trade candidate for the Seattle Mariners. Insider Jeff Passan weighs in.

1 day ago


Seattle Sports Video

Video: Seattle Mariners legend Jay Buhner talks about the return of Buhner Buzz night, the ’24 Mariners

What did Seattle Mariners legend Jay Buhner have to say about the return of Buhner Buzz night? What does he think about this 2024 version of the Mariners? He joined Brock Huard and Mike Salk to talk about that and what it means to bring back on of the fan favorite events from the 90’s. […]

1 day ago

Seattle Seahawks Ryan Grubb OTAs 2024...

Cameron Van Til

How will new Seahawks OC Grubb need to adjust playbook for NFL?

Brock Huard explains how new Seattle Seahawks OC Ryan Grubb might need to adjust his playbook as he transitions from college to the NFL.

1 day ago

Seattle Seahawks Jaxon Smith-Njigba 49ers 2023...

Cameron Van Til

What would breakout year from Seahawks’ JSN look like?

If Seattle Seahawks WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba has a breakout season, what would that look like? Former NFL wideout Michael Bumpus weighs in.

2 days ago

Seattle Seahawks DL Dre'Mont Jones...

Zac Hereth

Blue 88: The best way Seahawks can use DL Dre’Mont Jones

Ex-Seattle Seahawks WR Michael Bumpus breaks down how DL Dre'Mont Jones can make his biggest impact in his second year with the team.

3 days ago

K.J. Wright: Why Jamal Adams can make Seahawks a Super Bowl contender