Report: Seahawks willing to make Adams highest-paid safety

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The Seattle Seahawks are prepared to pay Jamal Adams more than any other NFL safety once they sign a long-term extension, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.

The two sides have been negotiating a new deal lately, with the three-time Pro Bowler set to play the final year of his rookie contract.

Denver Broncos defensive back Justin Simmons currently tops the position with an average annual salary of $15.25 million.

Adams often lined up as a linebacker in his first season with Seattle, but it's unclear whether that will translate into a financial benefit. The San Francisco 49ers recently made Fred Warner the league's highest-paid linebacker at $19 million annually.

The 25-year-old joined the Seahawks via trade from the New York Jets before the 2020 campaign. Adams struggled in pass coverage - allowing a passer rating of 104.7 when targeted - but set a career-high 9.5 sacks through 12 appearances. The LSU product also finished the 2020 season with 83 tackles and three pass breakups.

Adams didn't attend Seattle's mandatory minicamp last month due to a family issue, but he's expected to be on the field when the Seahawks report for training camp next week.

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