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Seattle’s chances of reaching the playoffs just got banged up.
The Seahawks announced on Thursday that three-time Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams will require season-ending surgery after tearing his left quadriceps tendon during Week 1’s 17-16 win over the Denver Broncos.
SEAHAWKS STAR JAMAL ADAMS CARTED OFF FIELD AFTER SUFFERING APPARENT KNEE INJURY
In the second-quarter, Adams reached Broncos QB Russell Wilson on a blitz and nearly brought him down for the sack. After the play had wrapped, Adams got up gingerly and limped his way to the sideline. He required a cart to bring him back to the locker room.
Initial looks at the Monday night injury feared that Adams’ injury was season-ending based on the safety’s discomfort and loud vexation on the sideline.
The loss of Adams serves as a major blow to the Seattle defense. That defense took on more responsibility this season with Seattle’s retooled offense taking a step back without Wilson.
Between 2018-2020, as noted by Pro Football Focus, Adams was ranked as a top-five NFL safety in coverage and pass-rush. Adams maintained his pressuring abilities even as his coverage has experienced a slight dip in the past two seasons — as a result of him being bogged down by injury.
Adams signed a four-year, $70.6 million contract extension with the Seahawks in 2021.
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