Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams recently made a courageous return to the football field after contemplating retirement due to a series of injuries that have plagued him over the past three seasons. Unfortunately, his comeback was short-lived as he suffered another injury during the Week 4 Monday Night Football showdown against the New York Giants.
Adams left the game early and is currently being evaluated for a possible concussion, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. The injury occurred on his very first drive back when he took a knee to the head while attempting to stop Giants quarterback Daniel Jones’ run. The severity of the injury has yet to be determined, but it’s a frustrating setback for Adams, who was eager to make a successful return after a year on the sidelines.
In 2021, Jamal Adams signed a lucrative four-year, $72 million contract extension, which included a $20 million signing bonus and $38 million in guaranteed money. However, since signing that deal, he has been plagued by injuries, appearing in just 14 games, including the recent clash with the New York Giants.
Jamal Adams injury history
Adams’ injury woes began in the 2021 NFL season when he suffered a torn shoulder labrum in Week 13, leading to his placement on injured reserve. Despite recovering during the offseason, his 2022 season opener against the Denver Broncos was marred by a thigh quad tear that sidelined him for the remainder of the season. He managed to record three solo tackles and a pass deflection before succumbing to the season-ending injury.
Now, in 2023, Adams finds himself in concussion protocol after his first game back from the quad injury. His return to action in the 2023 NFL season depends on the progress of his recovery, marking yet another hurdle in his promising career.
Jamal Adams’ history of injuries dates back to August 2017 when he missed several days of practice due to a Grade 1 pedal ankle sprain. In the 2020 season, during a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3, he suffered a groin injury, causing him to miss the subsequent four games. Adams has only completed two out of six regular seasons due to these recurring setbacks.
Despite the challenges he’s faced, Adams remains determined to overcome adversity and return stronger on the football field.