Pete Carroll’s Seahawks have faced a lot of trouble over the past season with injuries and results. With them missing key players like Jamal Adams and Isaiah Dunn, lackluster performances and crushing defeats had become the norm. However, the team has looked a lot better in the first three games of this season and would look to keep the good form going against the New York Giants on Monday night.
Well, there’s good news for the Seahawks faithful: all-pro safety Jamal Adams is back and will start against the New York Giants. This comes as a huge boost for the team’s defense, as Adams has been unavailable since last year after sustaining a career-threatening leg injury.
Seahawks’ S Jamal Adams set to make his 2023 debut vs Giants
After a long time out on the sidelines, Adams is finally up and ready to go against the New York Giants. Speaking in a press conference about his return, he said, “Obviously it’s a special place for me being back in New York, being back home, so I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
“I’m just grateful to be back out there… It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. I don’t take it for granted, I don’t take days for granted. This injury, it didn’t just teach me more about the game of football, it taught me a lot about life—what my purpose is and just how I go about my business,” he added.
Seahawks’ S Jamal Adams once considered retiring from NFL after leg injury
Injuries are hard on people, especially if you are a professional sportsperson. Jamal Adams is no stranger to these injuries, having dealt with several over the course of his career. However, the recent stint out on the sidelines was particularly difficult owing to the duration of his absence, to the extent that Adams actually considered retiring from the sport itself.
“It was tough,” said the 27-year-old. “I thought about retiring. I thought about a lot of things. Is this going to be it for me? I didn’t know. 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.”
Talking about his commitment to the Seahawks, he said, “I haven’t hit anybody in a long time, so I’m looking forward to it, man. I can tell you that I won’t take a play for granted, I won’t take a moment or a second for granted. Just to be able to fly on a plane with my teammates is going to be big for me. Just to be able to come up here and speak is big for me. Just to be able to sit down in the seats when Pete (Carroll) is up here in team meetings is big for me – I wasn’t able to sit down in a seat for 20-plus weeks.”
Jamal Adams and the Seattle Seahawks will be in action against the New York Giants at the Metlife Stadium on Monday night. Stay tuned with us for further updates.