Jamal Adams credits playing both offense and defense as a high schooler in Texas to his versatility on the field. As the No.1 safety in the nation and chose Louisiana State University for college ball. Adams made an immediate impact as a true freshmen for the Tigers, eventually being named a freshman All-American. His final season with the Tigers, their defense only allowed 16 touchdowns.
Strolling down the red carpet in oversized shades and a windowpane plaid suit in an eggshell hue, Jamal made a statement at the 2017 NFL draft. The New York Jets were next to make a statement, by selecting Adams with the 6th overall pick. As a rookie, he earned the starting strong safety spot, keeping that start for all 16 games. A shining light in a losing 2018 season for the Jets was Adams’ playmaking abilities. The league took notice, as he was voted into this first Pro Bowl. With over 100 tackles, he was also named the team’s MVP of the season. Striving to play for a more ambitious offensive team, Jamal signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2020.
Fashion for Jamal is typically a mix between class and flash. Playing in the cold weather, Jamal’s perfected a classic outerwear style. Gray gentleman like pea coats show an old soul to the young DB, while designer heavy sweaters reveal his age. He tends to take risks in one area of an outfit. Whether it’s plaid shorts with a salmon zip up, or embellished shoulders on a jean jacket, a pop of flair is as consistent has his game.
Jamal’s father was a member of the Giants’ 1986 Super Bowl Championship team-on home game mornings, Jamal leaves the team hotel and goes home where his mom makes him breakfast.
Growing up he made a bet of $40,000 with his father that he’d be drafted higher than him, which he was.
He’s a big NBA fan and Dwayne Wade is his favorite player.
New Seahawks safety Jamal Adams has told the team that he is content to play out the 2020 season on his current contract, which is one of the reasons why Seattle felt comfortable sending a king’s ransom to the Jets in exchange for the star defender. And as Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times tweets, Adams says the plan is to spend his entire career with the ‘Hawks.
BY: Joshua Victor