Joe Schoen can't even think about going after Jamal Adams if he hits free agency

The Seahawks are expected to release the veteran safety this offseason
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There's buzz that the Seattle Seahawks are expected to release safety Jamal Adams this offseason to free up some cap space. Four or five years ago, this would be incredible news for a team like the NY Giants looking to improve the secondary.

A team that needs to fill holes at multiple positions, including safety, and one of the better ones in the league is up for grabs? Sign us up! Unfortunately, it's 2024 and that's just not what Adams is anymore. The guy that was a three-time Pro Bowler and three-time All Pro simply isn't that player in the current day. In fact, he's fallen off a cliff since 2020.

The Seahawks are expected to release Jamal Adams this offseason for cap space

Since 2021, Adams has only played in 22 games. When he's out there, which isn't often, it isn't like he's making an impact. In 2021, he allowed a 93.8 QB rating and a 58.8 completion percentage. He was even worse in 2023 allowing a 111.7 QB rating and an 80.6 completion percentage. And that's just on the field.

This past season he was fined $50,000 for yelling at a doctor who diagnosed him with a concussion. Screaming at the guy trying to help you get healthy when you can't seem to do it yourself? Pretty questionable behavior. He doesn't perform on the field and isn't exactly the type of guy you want in the locker room with his off-the-field antics. Remember when he went after SNY's Connor Hughes' wife on social media? That was inexcusable.

The G-Men have to stay away from him if he enters free agency, especially with the chance of Xavier McKinney heading out the door - the Giants can't get suckered into the player Adams once was. He isn't that guy and the Giants, or any team for that matter, probably won't transform him into that type of playmaker again.

There are plenty of safeties in this year's free agent class who would be worlds better than Adams. Not to mention, the draft is loaded with elite safety prospects too. If McKinney does leave, Adams can't be the replacement. Luckily, the front office has given us reason to believe they're smarter than that.