Seahawks Superstar Suffers Torn Quad vs. Broncos: Report

Getty The Seattle Seahawks could be without one of their star players for the rest of the year.

The Seattle Seahawks came away with a statement win to kick off the season over Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos on “Monday Night Football.” However, the Seahawks could be playing without one of their star players for the rest of the season after he suffered a devastating injury.

In the second quarter of the September 12 game, Seahawks star safety Jamal Adams blitzed and tried to wrap up Wilson for a sack. However, immediately after the play, Adams was seen limping off to the sideline before going into a medical tent.

Appearing upset, Adams was carted off of the field, and the Seahawks quickly listed him as doubtful to return with a knee injury. After the game, head coach Pete Carroll described it as a serious injury.

“His quadricep tendon I think got damaged some tonight,” Carroll told reporters. “He got hurt. So it’s a serious injury.”

NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport tweeted the following morning that initial reports said that Adams had torn his quad. If the reports are true, then it’s likely that Adams would miss the rest of the season, which would be a massive blow to Seattle’s defense.


Who Would Replace Jamal Adams?

In a next-man-up league, veteran safety Josh Jones would step up to help replace Adams, an All-Pro.

Jones was originally a second-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2017. While trying to compete for a starting role, Jones was still a solid contributor on the Packers’ defense, racking up 126 total tackles and three sacks during his two seasons in Green Bay.

The second-round safety was eventually waived by the team, and after stops in Dallas, Jacksonville and Indianapolis, Jones ended up finding a home in Seattle at the tail end of the 2021 season.

After holding his own in the final four games for the Seahawks last season, Jones signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract for 2022.


How Adams Became a Superstar

Adams, 26, has established himself as one of the most recognizable safeties in football, but he has had some tough injury luck over the last few seasons.

Adams was a five-star recruit coming out of high school in Texas. While he could have stayed in the state to play for the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies, Adams chose to go to Louisiana to play for the LSU Tigers.

That decision paid off for Adams, as he became a significant contributor for the Tigers almost immediately. In his three college seasons, Adams was an All-SEC selection twice, with over 200 combined tackles, 18 tackles for loss, five interceptions, and two forced fumbles.

Thanks to his playmaking ability and athleticism, Adams was drafted sixth overall by the New York Jets in 2017. He played three seasons with the Jets, making two Pro Bowls and a a first-team All-Pro selection in 2019.

After contract disputes following his All-Pro year, Adams was traded to the Seahawks in exchange for a pair of first-round picks and additional compensation. Since arriving in Seattle, Adams has made another Pro Bowl and been named a second-team All-Pro in 2020 after racking up 9.5 sacks, an NFL record for a defensive back.

However, Adams has missed nine games over the past two seasons.

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