“Going to Be It” – Ahead of the Highly Awaited Return of Seahawks Jamal Adams, Sources Reveal That All-Pro Safety Considered Retiring in the Offseason

Published 10/03/2023, 8:13 AM EDT

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Injuries leave an emotional scar behind in athletes. Something similar happened to Seattle Seahawks‘ safety Jamal Adams had a similar story. Adams has been a part of the Seahawks since 2020. He was a part of the New York Jets before this. Yet an injury, that is very common for athletes to have during a game, happened to Adams, and it affected him adversely.

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Jamal Adams got a chance to take part in only 15 plays in the previous, that is the 2022 season opener before he fell victim to a quadriceps tear. Due to the injury, Adams had to be dropped from the game, and he has been out since. Talking about this episode, the safety described the serious consequences it had on his spirit.

Jamal Adams was in a ‘dark place’ post-injury

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The Seahawks’ safety talked to ESPN on Friday about the time he tore his left quadricep in a retrospective way. The 27-year-old recalled the time being horrifying, where he cried his eyes out. He even considered retirement as an option as a result. “It was tough, “I thought about retiring. I thought about a lot of things. Is this going to be it for me? I was in a dark place. Not on anything suicidal, but definitely in a lot of dark times as far as getting away from the game of football, getting away from people,” said Adams to the reporters. Now, as Adams is set to make a debut, he also offered an explanation of how he got out of the ‘dark zone’.

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Talking about the coming out of it process, Adams said, “But I knew eventually after I got that MRI, I told myself I’m going to be back. I didn’t know when or how, but I was going to figure it out.” The quadricep tear was one of the three injuries Adams had over the last three seasons. Adams suffered two major torn shoulder labrums along with other minor injuries in the two seasons preceding the 2022 season. And all these injuries had taken a huge toll on his mental well-being. Now, Adams is awaiting his debut.

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Jamal Adams set to make a debut in week 4

As of now, Adams is thrilled to be making a debut in week 4 against the Jets. He even mentioned this to be his goal all along the way. It will also be his first time back at the MetLife Stadium since he was traded to the Seahawks. “I’m just looking forward to the journey. Looking forward to the season. I’m excited to be back.” Adams said.

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Complimenting his excitement, the Seattle Seahawks are also thrilled for Adam’s debut. The team and the fans alike are expecting Adams to be back in his 2020s form. What do you think Adams’ performance would be like? Let us know in the comment section.

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