The Seahawks’ first week of camp was highlighted in a not so good way as the team is currently dealing with holdouts from two big name players on the roster, left tackle Duane Brown as well as safety Jamal Adams.
Another Seahawk who has been in the news a lot this summer is franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, who spoke out in support of his left tackle, giving his input on Brown getting a new contract before the start of the 2021 season.
“Not having Duane Brown out there is, you know, a pretty significant deal,” Wilson said on Sunday.
“Because I think he’s one of the best left tackles in the game. There’s no arguing it. I think he’s as good as it gets.”
Both Brown and Adams have been at Seahawks camp doing what’s being called a ‘hold-in,’ as they continue to wait things out and look for a new deal on each side.
This season, Brown is set to make a solid $10 million as he plays out the final year of his contract. As far as the highest paid tackle in the NFL, the 49’ers paid Trent Williams $23 million per season for a new deal this offseason, quite a ways off of what Brown is scheduled to make.
The tackle has been vocal about staying in the game and playing a few more seasons. He’s turning 36 at the end of August, so how the Hawks treat this ongoing saga going forward is going to be interesting.
According to GM John Schneider, the team is working to get a new deal with Adams, which would make him the highest-paid safety in the game, done.
Both players would like to get a deal done and get back to playing, but a lot of it is going to be finding that common ground to get a contract signed.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Sunday that Adams’ contract is “unique in the dynamic of it. It’s a big deal.”