Seahawks star safety Jamal Adams will reportedly undergo season-ending surgery.
Adams tore his labrum and suffered additional significant shoulder damage in Sunday’s win against the 49ers, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He reportedly underwent tests over the past few days to determine if surgery is the best option.
The Pro Bowl safety injured the same shoulder he had offseason labrum surgery to repair. While Seattle expects Adams to make a full recovery for the 2022 season, suffering the same injury two years in a row could be cause for concern.
Adams exited Sunday’s win over San Francisco and did not return.
After the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Adams had a “sprained shoulder.”
Adams played in 12 games his second season in Seattle, recording 87 total tackles, two interceptions and five deflected passes.
In July 2020, the Seahawks sent two first-round picks (in 2021 and 2022), one third-round pick and safety Bradley McDougald to the Jets for Adams and a fourth-round pick.
The 3-9 Jets are looking forward to using Seattle’s 2022 first-round selection, which currently holds a spot in the top five. They are likely to have two picks in the top 10, along with a slew of others that could provide a major boost for Gang Green’s rebuild.
In August, Adams signed a four-year, $70 million contract extension with the Seahawks, making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. He turned 26 in October.
So far, the trade – and subsequent extension – has been a failure for Seattle. Adams has struggled in coverage, and the team currently sits at 4-8 without a first-round pick.
The LSU product was the No. 6 overall selection by the Jets in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Seahawks visit the Texans on Sunday.