Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is being evaluated for a concussion and won’t return against the New York Giants on “Monday Night Football,” the team announced. Here’s what you need to know:
- Adams took a knee to the head from Giants quarterback Daniel Jones in the first quarter.
- After leaving the medical tent, Adams was visibly upset as he went to the locker room. He needed to be separated on the sidelines as he tried to get back in the game.
- This was Adams’ first game in 13 months after tearing his quadriceps tendon in Seattle’s Week 1 win against the Denver Broncos in 2022.
- Adams is a three-time Pro Bowler and was named first-team All-Pro in 2019.
After taking a knee to the head, Jamal Adams had to be separated on the sidelines as he tried to make his way back on the field.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) October 3, 2023
How the Seahawks adjust their secondary
Seattle started the game with Adams effectively playing nickel beside safeties Julian Love and Quandre Diggs, and cornerbacks Riq Woolen and Devon Witherspoon. When Adams left the game, Seattle moved Witherspoon to nickel and brought Jackson in to play left cornerback.
Seattle has been playing without Adams since the 2022 season opener so not much will change with the scheme. The Seahawks will still primarily play nickel with only two down linemen and two outside linebackers. Jackson, a starter all last season, will see an increase in snaps tonight as a result of Adams’ injury.
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