The release of the package, which includes two selections from the first round, has no doubt that the Seattle Seahawks want to get around Jamal Adams in the long run, but several sources told ESPN on Tuesday that the team is not in a hurry to sign All-Pro security for an extension. .
Seahawks sources plan to wait until next year, in contrast to making a huge financial commitment amid the current uncertainty about the extent to which the NFL̵7;s maximum wage will be reduced in the coming seasons due to revenue shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Seahawks won Adams in Saturday’s blockbuster job by sending selections from the first round, the third round selection, and Bradley McDougald’s safety from 2021 to the New York Jets in each of the next two proposals. Seattle received a pick from the fourth round in 2022 along with Adams, who applied for the deal last month after the Jets did not care to provide the contract extension he was looking for.
Adams understands the position of the Seahawks in his contract, the source said, adding that the deal would not have taken place if security had insisted on an immediate extension from Seattle. Adams rejoiced that he had joined the Seahawks in several social media jobs, including in an Instagram Live video in which he danced with a cigar in his hand.
“I’m excited to be a Seattle Seahawk,” Adams shouted, glowing into the camera. “I am happy.”
Sources told ESPN Rich Cimini that Adams is trying to beat Eddie Jackson of the Chicago Bears ($ 14.6 million) as the NFL’s highest paid security.
Adams is two years old and $ 13.45 million remains on the contract he signed as the sixth overall pick in 2017. In 2020, he plans to earn $ 3.59 million – a $ 2.765 million bonus on the fifth day of training camp and 825,000 dollars on basic salary – and $ 9.86 million for his fifth year in 2021.
The Seahawks were burned with a deal on a large budget for a supplement to a deal that never played down the team. When they acquired it in 2013, they gave Percy Harvin a six-year extension of $ 67 million, then traded it at a minimum yield the following period after his instability became unsustainable.
Another benefit of waiting for Adams to expand is that it gives the Seahawks more time to evaluate him as a person. He also avoids the potentially embarrassing dynamics of the locker room with key players who are eligible for overtime but did not receive them, such as Carob Shaquill Griffin and running back Chris Carson.
According to a survey by ESPN Stats & Information, the deal for Adams for the fourth time since 2018 became the team by giving up several selections from the first round. The other three such players were corner corner Jalen Ramsey, left-handed Laremy Tunsil and defender Khalil Mack. This has not been the case since Jay Cutler in 2009.