Seattle Seahawks and Jamal Adams agree four-year, $70m contract

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Jamal Adams ‘new deal with Seattle Seahawks will allow him to overtake Denver Broncos’ Justin Simmons as the highest paid defender in the league based on his median annual salary of $ 17.5 million.

Seattle Seahawks and Jamal Adams signed a four-year, $ 70 million deal, making All-Pro Safety the highest paid player in the NFL.

Adams was supposed to earn $ 9.86 million in the last year of his rookie contract, and now it looks like he will be making an average of $ 17.5 million a year to beat Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos, who makes $ 15.25 million annually. dollars a year as the most beautiful. -paid security in the league.

The Seahawks sent the New York Jets two first-round picks to pick up the sixth-pick in 2017 last season to bolster their defenses under fire.

Adams ended the 2020 campaign with 9.5 sacks (a single season record for defenders), one forced fumble, 30 taps and 83 tackles, including 14 for a losing streak that was capped at 12 games due to a groin injury.

The 25-year-old, who was on the 2019 All-Pro first team and a three-time Pro Bowler, did show up for training camp this offseason, but has not yet played practice or preseason games at the time of negotiating his new deal amid ongoing behind-the-scenes negotiations. …

But given his immediate emergence as a leader in Seattle’s defense, the organization could hardly have come out in season without blocking him.

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