June 24, 2024

Under head coach Mike Macdonald, the Seattle Seahawks are constructing a new future, but first they must determine if seasoned safety Jamal Adams will be there to see it through.

Next season, Adams is still bound by his four-year, $70.5 million contract. Finding a possible trade partner would be a crucial move for the Seahawks, as per Spotrac, cutting him in 2024 would result in a dead cap hit of almost $20.8 million.

Of course, the Seahawks may have difficulty accepting a solid haul for the 28-year-old. His base salary of $16.5 million might potentially turn away teams.

Adams has been dealing with a number of injuries as well as inconsistent play and questionable off-field behavior for the past few months. After being declared out due to a concussion in Week 4 against the New York Giants, he was spotted ranting at the sideline at the unaffiliated neuotrauma expert. Later, he insulted a reporter’s wife on social media in response to criticisms of his defensive play in Week 13’s defeat to the Dallas Cowboys.

Given everything, it makes reasonable that the “dream” scenario of dealing Adams to Seattle this offseason was highlighted by Bleacher Report.

Given his history of injuries, “convincing a team to take on Adams’ $16.5 million base salary wouldn’t be easy, and the Seahawks couldn’t expect a hefty return,” according to B/R. “But even a high Day 3 draft pick would be better than holding out hope that Adams can be a consistent contributor in 2024 or just releasing him outright.”
The website notes that Washington is a more plausible fit than other teams because Adams worked with Washington Commanders linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. during his final Pro Bowl season in 2020.

Jamal Adams Trade: Can Seahawks 'Convince' Teams to Bite?

Accept dead cap or possibly pick up a late draft pick? If the Seahawks decide to let go of Adams this offseason, it will be an easy decision; they just need to inquire around to locate the proper suitor first.

Adams played in nine games during the previous season, recording 48 total tackles and two passes defended.

 

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