Jamal Adams
Jamal Adams
25-Year-Old SafetyS
Seattle Seahawks
Questionable
Injury Shoulder - Labrum
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After earning All-Pro honors in his third NFL season, Adams and the Jets couldn't come to an agreement on an extension. Adams stated his discontent with the Jets, and the Seahawks ended up trading two first-round picks, a third-round pick and safety Bradley McDougald for Adams and a fourth-round pick. Most importantly, Adams has agreed to play with the Seahawks without a new contract. Adams is one of the league's most effective safeties, but in three seasons with the Jets he had 273 tackles over 3,201 snaps, averaging only about 85 tackles per 1,000 snaps. It's unclear if this will be a major upgrade for his IDP potential, as no Seahawks safety has surpassed 100 tackles since Earl Thomas accomplished the feat in 2013, but linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright consistently hit the mark. Adams will likely change Seattle's defensive dynamic, but he could stop short of capturing stats from Wagner and Wright. Nevertheless, he can contribute on the pass rush -- he has 12 career sacks -- and in pass coverage, but he may struggle to improve in the interception department because of the Seahawks' otherwise lethargic pass rush. His pass breakups -- 19 since 2018 -- are stable, though, so thee versatile safety carries a DB2 floor in fantasy settings, although the Seattle landing spot doesn't guarantee he reaches his potential. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $22.26 million contract with the Jets in July of 2017. Jets exercised $9.86 million team option for 2021 in April of 2020. Traded to the Seahawks in July of 2020.
Won't need right shoulder surgery
SSeattle Seahawks
Shoulder - Labrum
January 11, 2021
Adams does not need surgery on his right shoulder according to head coach Pete Carroll, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Adams is slated to undergo surgery for a torn left labrum, it is confirmed that surgery for his right shoulder isn't necessary. The safety played through multiple injuries this season that he'll spend the majority of his offseason healing from. Adams, who posted 83 tackles (59 solo), 9.5 sacks and a forced fumble in his first Seahawks season, will be healthy by the start of the 2021 season.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Seattle SeahawksSeahawks 2020 S Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

114894%
141100%
85770%
12991%
63252%
141100%
58848%
7452%
40533%
3424%
907%
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625%
00%
343%
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Measurables Review
How do Jamal Adams' measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.13 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.96 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
Adams followed a mediocre, 83-tackle rookie season with big numbers in 2018, easily surpassing triple-digit tackles while posting encouraging coverage metrics. His snap count in both seasons seem unsustainable - 2,203 snaps between them - but last year's production rates would still put him on track for roughly 100 tackles even if the snap count drops to 1,000. Adams eases the concern of tackle regression with blitzing and fumble production, totaling five sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his first two seasons.
The sixth overall pick in last year's draft, Adams is an IDP whose price tag is based almost entirely on pedigree after a rookie season with puzzlingly low production. It's not necessarily reflective of anything that Adams finished last year with just 83 tackles on 1,103 snaps – it's mostly a positive that he was trusted with such a huge play count, and the low tackle rate otherwise might pick up with experience. Adams doesn't turn 23 until October, and it'd be reasonable to expect a 2018 where he doesn't play quite so much but does more with his snaps.
It's understandable to be skeptical of a rookie, be it due to effectiveness concerns or fears about limited playing time, but Adams is a low risk in both regards. A safety doesn't have to actually be good to post useful IDP production, and a safety drafted sixth overall is not going to spend much time on the bench, even as a rookie. Not just that, but the Jets' offense will likely be atrocious this year, ensuring plenty of snaps for Adams in a defense that should spend a great deal of time on the field. After posting 76 tackles (7.5 for a loss) in 12 games last year, Adams has major upside as a rookie.
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Labrum surgery ordered up
SSeattle Seahawks
Shoulder - Labrum
January 10, 2021
Adams is slated to undergo offseason surgery to repair a torn left labrum in his shoulder, and he may also require a procedure for his right shoulder, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Multiple surgeries on tap
SSeattle Seahawks
Shoulder
January 9, 2021
Adams will undergo surgeries on his shoulder and finger after the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs by the Rams on Saturday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Cleared for Saturday's playoff game
SSeattle Seahawks
January 7, 2021
Adams (shoulder/hand) does not carry an injury designation into Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Rams after being listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Practices with limitations
SSeattle Seahawks
Shoulder
January 6, 2021
Adams (shoulder/hand) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Likely game-time call
SSeattle Seahawks
Shoulder
January 5, 2021
Coach Pete Carroll said Adams (shoulder/hand) is expected to be a game-time decision for Saturday's playoff game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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