"I played with 1 arm damn near for 2 years" - Seahawks' Jamal Adams reflects on time in Seattle

Arizona Cardinals v Seattle Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals v Seattle Seahawks
Robert Gullo

Seattle Seahawks star safety Jamal Adams is hoping to return healthy and hungry for the 2022-23 season.

Adams has been sidelined since December. He suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery and had more operations done in the off-season. The 26-year-old also had surgery to fuse the two middle fingers on his left hand.

In a conversation with the Seattle Times, Jamal Adams said he played the last two seasons with one arm.

"Been going through that for two years now. I mean, my first year when I got here, dislocated my ring finger probably about 10 times and the other one, probably about 12. So I’ve been dealing with that. I didn’t really say much. Let everybody talk about it, whatever."
"But you know, it’s good now and they’re in trouble ... I played with one arm damn near for two years. But that’s no excuse. At the end of the day it was 'tape it up.'"

Jamal Adams hasn't been as productive in Seattle as he was in New York

Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks
Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks

The New York Jets selected Jamal Adams with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft out of LSU. Adams made an immediate impact in the league. He finished his rookie season with 83 combined tackles (63 solo), six pass deflections, and two sacks in 16 starts.

With the 6th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Jamal Adams.

Adams made the Pro Bowl and earned second All-Pro team honors. He finished the 2018 season with career-highs in tackles with 115, pass deflections with 12, and forced fumbles with three.

In his final season with the Jets in 2019, he made the Pro Bowl again, earning first-team All-Pro honors as well.

On July 25, 2020, Adams, along with a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, was traded to the Seahawks. The trade was in exchange for safety Bradley McDougald, first- and third-round picks in the 2021 NFL draft, and a first-round selection in the 2022 NFL draft.

Trade: Jets deal Jamal Adams and 4th-round pick in 2022ToSeattle, in exchange for Bradley McDougald (safety), 1st-round pick in 2021, 3rd-round pick in 2021, and 1st-round pick in 2022, source tells ESPN.Deal is pending physicals.

Jamal Adams recorded a career-high 9.5 sacks in 2020 in 12 games, but didn't manage an interception or fumble recovery. This past season, he played 12 games once again, recording 87 tackles, two interceptions, and five pass deflections.

The Seahawks will be hoping Adams is fit for the entirety of the 2022-23 season as they look to return to the playoffs.

Edited by Anantaajith Ra


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