New Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams records a sack against a familiar foe from his days in the AFC East.
The most dramatic story of the 2020 NFL offseason was the Jamal Adams contract saga with the New York Jets. After a misinterpretation of when negotiations would begin, Adams demanded a trade. Jets general manager wasn’t intending to send the two-time All-Pro safety to another team, but the Seattle Seahawks gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Adams made his Seattle debut last week, where he recorded a sack against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Adams carried that momentum into Sunday night.
Adams happened to be facing off against a familiar foe from his days in a Jets uniform, the New England Patriots. In the third quarter, the safety showed off his vision and pursuit by rushing quarterback Cam Newton and bringing him to the ground by his ankles for the sack.
Adams brings the boom to the Legion of Boom
Seattle is in the ultra-tough NFC West with the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams and the Arizona Cardinals. This was a team that was one yard away from winning the division last season. They needed to make a move to put them over the edge of their counterparts. That’s why the Seahawks were willing to part ways with two first-round picks and safety Bradley McDougald.
In his Seattle debut last week, Adams recorded 12 total tackles (two for loss), two quarterback hits and one sack.
Newton learned the hard way that trying to evade Adams’ speed is no easy feat. Expect other quarterbacks who face off against Seattle will have the same issues.