Jamal Adams
Jamal Adams
25-Year-Old SafetyS
Seattle Seahawks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Seahawks tried to turn Adams into something like a safety-edge defender hybrid last year, and for IDP purposes it certainly worked. Adams' 9.5 sacks in 784 snaps is downright bizarre for a safety, though definitely fruitful for IDP leagues. As much as you can't argue with the per-week upside, it's slightly concerning that Adams hurt both shoulders during the year, requiring labrum surgery in the left one, and in addition to that, a groin injury cost him five weeks (four games) early in the year. If he stays healthy, Adams is a reliable DB1. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $22.26 million contract with the Jets in July of 2017.
Takes part in walkthrough
SSeattle Seahawks
July 28, 2021
Adams didn't practice Wednesday but participated in the team walkthrough, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The 25-year-old reported to training camp Tuesday as he continues to negotiate a contract extension with the Seahawks. According to Liz Matthews of USA Today, Adams is taking things slow early in camp after undergoing offseason surgery, though there doesn't seem to be any doubt about his availability for the start of the regular season.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

114894%
85770%
63252%
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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
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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.
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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Present at training camp
SSeattle Seahawks
July 27, 2021
Adams has reported for the start of training camp, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports.
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Should be ready for training camp
SSeattle Seahawks
July 9, 2021
Following an excused absence from June minicamp, the Seahawks expect Adams to show up for the start of training camp in late July, NFL.com's Grant Gordon reports.
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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.
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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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