Jamal Adams has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks after five months of negotiation, according to ESPN.
The 25-year-old credited his mother for the deal. “She said my full name, and when my mother says my full name, I think I need to pay attention,” he said.
Adams recalled his mother’s message that he doesn’t “have to prove anything else to anybody.”
Adams’ agents Kevin Conner and Robert Brown of Universal Sports told ESPN that the deal has “a max value of $72 million over the four new years” with a $20 million signing bonus and includes $38 million guaranteed.”
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expressed his delight that the team was able to secure Adams’ signature for many years to come.
“This was the plan the whole time, was to go after a great football player, get him in the program,” said Carroll, who has been coaching the Seahawks since 2010. “It took a while to get it done, but it’s over now.”
Adams played for Louisiana State University before he was picked by the New York Jets in the 2017 NFL Draft. He played for the Jets for two years and was later traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2020.