The Seattle Seahawks might have earned a huge upset win over the Denver Broncos to open their season Monday night. But it did not come without a major loss.
Star safety Jamal Adams went down in the second quarter with what was initially described as a knee injury. It seemed to be serious with Adams being carted off to the locker room.
A few day later, and we have confirmation on this. Multiple media outlets reported on Thursday that Adams is expected to undergo surgery to repair a torn quad tendon and will miss the remainder of the 2022 season.
To say that this is a major blow to the Seahaws’ defense would be an understatement. Adams is the single-best player on that otherwise questionable unit. He acts the part of a team leader and is a pure difference-maker.
Seattle isn’t going to be able to replace Adams in a vacuum. The expectation is that Quandre Diggs will move from free safety to strong safety with veteran Josh Jones taking over Diggs’ original spot. Either way, we fully expect Seahawks general manager John Schneider to make a move at some point to find more talent on defense. Here’s a look at three options.
Seattle Seahawks sign Landon Collins
This would be the most obvious addition on the NFL free-agent market. Collins remains unsigned after he was released by the Washington Commanders during the offseason. While he has fallen on hard times recently (121.4 QB rating allowed in 2021), there is some history of success here.
Collins, 28, was a Pro Bowler with the New York Giants in 2016 and 2017. That two-year span saw the former second-round pick from Alabama combine for 19 passes defended, 12 tackles for loss and seven interceptios. He could immediately take over at strong safety with Diggs remaining at his more natural free safety spot.