Seahawks have considered bringing back Jamal Adams as a linebacker

The idea that the Seahawks might bring back embattled strong safety Jamal Adams after cutting him sounds like the kind of thing a blogger might come up with to write about on a slow news day. Unfortunately, it seems in this case it’s also a distinct possibility.

According to Seattle’s new head coach Mike Macdonald, the team has considered bringing back Adams, per Brady Henderson at ESPN.

“We love Jamal, and if it’s the right opportunity, I think we would jump at it. But it hasn’t been like this long-form conversation about it, but he’s a guy that we respect a ton and again, if it’s the right opportunity for us and the right opportunity for him, I’m sure we’d be interested in doing that.”

Macdonald later clarified that if Adams does indeed return he would be playing linebacker rather than safety, per Henderson.

Since coming over to Seattle in a trade with the Jets in July 2020, Adams has appeared in 34 games with the Seahawks and he has missed 34 due to injury if you count the Wild Card loss to the 49ers in 2022.

This past season Adams appeared in nine games, earning a high grade for pass rushing (85.5) but poor grades in every other part of the game and a 54.9 overall. That ranked him 88 out of 95 qualifying safeties in 2023. Seattle cut Adams just before free agency began, saving around $6 million in cap room and taking on over $20 million in dead money.

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