Seahawks Rumors: Jamal Adams to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery for Shoulder Injury

Erin WalshDecember 8, 2021

Seattle Seahawks defensive back Jamal Adams is pictured during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Seattle. The Cardinals won 23-13. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
AP Photo/Stephen Brashear

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is reportedly set to miss the remainder of the 2021 season.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Adams suffered a torn labrum and "additional significant shoulder damage" in Sunday's win over the San Francisco 49ers. He requires surgery that will cut his season short.

Rapoport noted Adams injured the same shoulder last year, and it required offseason surgery.

Adams has been durable through his professional career, appearing in at least 12 games in each of his five seasons. He played all 16 games during the 2017 and 2018 campaigns before playing 14 in 2019 and 12 the following year. 

The 26-year-old had an impressive 2020 campaign, finishing with a career-high 9.5 sacks in addition to three passes defended, one forced fumble, 83 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and 14 quarterback hits. 

His 2020 performance helped him earn a four-year, $70 million deal in August, making him the highest-paid safety in football with an average annual value of $17.5 million per year. 

Adams has also had a solid 2021 campaign, recording five passes defended, 87 tackles, four tackles for a loss, two quarterback hits and a career-high two interceptions. Surprisingly, he has not registered a sack.

With the LSU product unavailable, Ryan Neal, Quandre Diggs and Ugo Amadi are expected to step up in the secondary. But there's not much the Seahawks can do to turn things around given their 4-8 record, which ranks last in the NFC West.