35 Facts About Jamal Adams


Jamal Lee Adams was born on October 17,1995 and is an American football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.


Jamal Adams played college football at LSU, and was drafted sixth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.


In 2021, Jamal Adams signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks valued at $72 million, with a $20 million signing bonus and $38 million guaranteed, making him the highest paid safety in the NFL at that time.


Jamal Adams committed to Louisiana State University to play college football.


Jamal Adams played in all 13 games with two starts as a true freshman at LSU in 2014 and had 66 tackles and a sack.


On January 6,2017, Jamal Adams announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.


On May 4,2017, Jamal Adams attended LSU's pro day and opted to run the 40-yard dash and was able to improve on his combine numbers significantly.

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Jamal Adams was projected to be a first-round pick by the majority of analysts and scouts.


Jamal Adams was the first defensive back selected in 2017.


Jamal Adams made his first career tackle on running back Mike Tolbert after his 13-yard run on the Bills' first drive.


Jamal Adams finished his rookie season in 2017 with 83 combined tackles, six pass deflections, and two sacks in 16 games and 16 starts.


Jamal Adams was named a captain on the Jets' roster for the 2018 season.


Jamal Adams got his first career interception off of Matt Cassel at the Jets' season opener versus the Detroit Lions.


Jamal Adams finished his second season with 115 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles with one recovered fumble, and one interception and started all 16 games.


Jamal Adams became notorious after an incident where he tackled the New England Patriots mascot at a 2019 Pro Bowl practice.


Jamal Adams apologized and let the Patriots mascot tackle him back.


On September 18,2019, Jamal Adams was fined $21,000 for a hit he made on Baker Mayfield on Monday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3.


Jamal Adams stated that the Los Angeles Rams would never trade Aaron Donald and the New England Patriots would never trade Tom Brady.


Jamal Adams said that when he found out that he was close to being traded, he would have loved to play for the Dallas Cowboys because he was from Dallas and because of his close relationship to former Cowboys' wide receiver Michael Irvin.


Jamal Adams was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.


Jamal Adams played the entire game and had to miss the next two weeks due to this injury.


Jamal Adams earned the Curtis Martin Team MVP for the second straight year.


On June 12,2020, Jamal Adams replied to an Instagram post stating that the Jets were "A lot of talk no action" regarding his desire for a contract extension.


On June 18,2020, Jamal Adams officially requested to be traded from the Jets.


Jamal Adams created a list of teams, including his hometown Dallas Cowboys, that he would welcome to be traded to.

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Jamal Adams was interviewed by the New York Daily News in July 2020, and he made critical remarks towards his head coach Adam Gase, saying that he was not the right leader for the Jets moving forward and that he did not build good relationships with people in the building.


Jamal Adams voiced his displeasure with how general manager Joe Douglas treated him during talks of a potential contract extension.


Jamal Adams was ranked 27th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020.


Jamal Adams made his debut with the Seahawks in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons.


In Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys, Jamal Adams suffered a groin injury and did not return.


Jamal Adams came back from injury in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills.


Jamal Adams was named to his third straight Pro Bowl on December 21,2020.


Jamal Adams suffered a torn labrum during the Seahawks Week 13 win over the San Francisco 49ers, and was placed on injured reserve on December 10,2021.


Jamal Adams was placed on injured reserve on September 15,2022.


Jamal Adams's father, running back George Adams, played in the National Football League from 1985 to 1991.