After sustaining a knee injury early in the second quarter, Seahawks safety Jamal Adams was taken off the field and did not return in his team’s 17-16 victory over the Broncos on Monday. Pete Carroll, the head coach, described it as a “severe injury” to Adams’ quadriceps tendon after the game. Carroll did not provide a timetable for Adams’ availability or any other details. Also absent is a medical statement.
Russell Wilson of the Denver Broncos was tackled by Adams, who caused him to spiral to the ground and shout in pain. Adams staggered to the sideline with his left leg seemingly unsupported. Adams was brought to the locker room shortly after being promptly placed onto the cart and into the medical tent.
Josh Jones replaced Adams at safety. Since the Seahawks acquired Adams from the Jets in a deal with New York in 2020, sending two first-round selections to New York along with additional consideration, he has been seen as a crucial component of the Seahawks’ secondary. With a four-year, $70 million contract, they also made him one of the highest-paid players at his position. But over the course of two seasons since moving to Seattle, he has missed a total of nine games.