Star security Jamal Adams may barely include his enthusiasm throughout his first media press convention as a Seattle Seahawk.
“Once I obtained the decision, I broke down into tears of pleasure,” he mentioned, of studying that he had been traded to the Seahawks. “I’m actually overwhelmed, however on the identical time it’s so surreal to be round an important group like Seattle and to be coached by legendary coaches, Corridor of Fame coaches, and to play with Corridor of Famers.”
Adams spoke to native media on Thursday over video chat from his lodge room, a precautionary measure as a consequence of present COVID-19-related rules.
“I’d be mendacity if I mentioned it’s not powerful, not being within the constructing and being across the guys,” he admitted. “However in the long run, now we have to do what’s proper . . . we’ve obtained to remain protected, take the appropriate precautions so we will play and have a season. Everyone’s been doing an important job of going to get the exams, staying quarantined, being respectful of others’ house.”
As soon as the group will get on the sector, although, Adams is able to get to work. Though he’s universally acknowledged as one of many league’s finest defensive backs, he held agency on Thursday that he was not assured a beginning spot along with his new group.
“I’ve to earn it,” he mentioned. “There’s a ton of expertise out right here, a ton of men on the market combating for these positions. On the finish of the day, nobody has a beginning place but.”
It’s tough to think about Adams not incomes a beginning spot, contemplating what the Seahawks gave up for him in two first-round picks and security Bradley McDougald. He and Seattle agreed that he would play underneath his rookie contract in 2020, with negotiations for an extension starting in 2021.
“These items deal with themselves,” he mentioned. “That’s not one thing that I’m actually centered on. I’m right here to play ball.”
Nonetheless, he added: “The plan is to retire right here.”
That ought to bode effectively for the Seahawks’ future.