Jamal Adams' Contract

Last Modified Sep 29, 2022 14:33 GMT

Jamal Adams is a player in the National Football League (NFL) in the position of a strong safety. He currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. Adams was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the 2017 NFL Draft as overall pick number one. Adams signed a four-year contract with the Jets worth $22.25 million which was fully guaranteed. He also received a signing bonus of $14.32 million. He was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2020 and signed a four-year deal with the team in 2021 worth $72 million. He received a signing bonus of $20 million along with a guarantee for the amount of $38 million. This deal made him the highest-paid safety in the history of the NFL.



Jamal Adams Contract Breakdown


Here is a breakdown of Jamal Adam’ current four-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks:


ContractSigning BonusAverage SalaryGTD at SignTotal GTD
4 yr(s) / $70,580,000$15,000,000$17,645,000$21,000,000$38,000,000


YearBase SalarySigning BonusOptionCap Hit Dead CapYearly Cash
2021$1,000,000 $4,000,000-$5,000,000 $21,000,000$21,000,000 ($21,000,000)
2022$2,000,000$4,000,000$3,110,000$9,110,000$30,440,000$14,440,000 ($35,440,000)
2023$11,000,000$4,000,000$3,110,000$18,110,000$21,330,000$11,000,000 ($46,440,000)
Potential Out: 2024,3 yr, $46,440,000; $14,220,000 dead cap
2024$16,500,000$4,000,000$3,110,000$23,610,000$14,220,000$16,500,000 ($62,940,000)
2025$17,500,000$4,000,000$3,110,000$24,610,000$7,110,000$17,500,000 ($80,440,000)


How much is Jamal Adams getting paid?


Jamal Adams’ current contract will earn him a total of $70.58 million at the end of the contract. He will earn a total of $80.44 million in total considering his previous contract. His current average annual salary is $17.645 million. In 2022 he will earn at least $14.44 million.

How much money does Jamal Adams make in a minute


Jamal Adams has the best contract among players playing in the position of safety in the league. The highest-paid NFL safety player earns approximately $33.57 per minute.


How much of Jamal Adams’ Contract is guaranteed?


A guaranteed amount in a contract is there to ensure that a player receives a certain part of the total value of their contract regardless of any circumstances. Jamal Adams’ contract involves a guaranteed amount of $38 million. He received $21 million of the guaranteed amount at the time of signing.


What are the terms of Jamal Adams’ Contract?


  1. $21M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2021 salary)
  2. 2022 Option Bonus: $12.44M (fully guarantees 2/18/22, injury guaranteed now)
  3. $2M 2022 salary fully guarantees 2/18/22 (injury guaranteed now)
  4. $2.56M of 2023 salary fully guarantees 5 days after Super Bowl LVII (injury guaranteed now)
  5. INT/Sack Incentives 2022-25
  6. $250,000 for 3 INTS & 5 Sacks
  7. Pro Bowl + Conference Championship Berth


Adams’ contract worth $70 million fully guarantees him $38 million. His contract involves an option bonus of $3,110,000 enforceable from 2022. The Seahawks can either pay him the bonus or exercise the option of terminating the contract. He has the option to terminate the contract after 2023, earning $46 million instead of the $70 million from the contract. His base salary for the final two years of the contract (2024 and 2025) are $16.5 million and $17.5 million respectively.


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