Schneider on Adams contract: ‘We’re glad to get it done’

Not counting gameday radio quick-hitters, you can count on three or four fingers the number of times a year John Schneider speaks publicly: At the Combine, the week before the draft and right after the draft.

Rich Eisen added another interview today and got a little from Schneider on the Jamal Adams deal, Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and more.

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Cap-wary Hawks using option bonuses for 2022

The Seahawks reportedly used a cap mechanism for Jamal Adams that they used for Tyler Lockett earlier this year and we were going to suggest they use for Duane Brown: The option bonus.

With so much uncertainty over the 2022 cap and the Seahawks needing to plot for two or three more big extensions, the option bonus is the way to go.

Lockett got a $13 million option bonus, and Adams reportedly has a $12.44 million option bonus that pairs with a $2 million salary in 2022. That will keep his cap number at $9.11 million (instead of something over $16 million).  

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Expect Adams to take Seattle’s stellar offer by season opener

The Seahawks reportedly have made their final offer to Jamal Adams, and the bet here is he takes it by the opener. They’re too close for him not to.

The offer, per The Seattle Times: $17.5 million a year over four years, with $38 million guaranteed. Adams’ agents asked for $40 million guaranteed and more of it paid out over the first three years.

That’s not a big gap to bridge, but the Seahawks reportedly are done negotiating, so odds are Adams eventually will take the Seahawks’ stellar offer. It’s a whopping 14.8% raise over top-paid safety Justin Simmons — way more than Russell Wilson (4.5%) and Bobby Wagner (5.9%) got to be No. 1 at their positions.

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Are Hawks waiting to extend Brown or not interested at all?

Pete Carroll, ever a nonsensical and whimsical speaker, pulled off a sneaky double entendre Sunday that made it seem like the Seahawks were entertaining an extension for Duane Brown.

But it turns out, there have been no such talks, per The Seattle Times. So now the question is: Are the Hawks just waiting to get Jamal Adams’ deal done or are they simply not interested in paying a 36-year-old Pro Bowl left tackle?

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Wilson is right: Hawks need to pay Brown

“We’ve got to figure that out because we need Duane Brown.” – Russell Wilson  

It sounds like the Seahawks have made their final offer to Jamal Adams and are now just waiting for him to decide whether he wants to play for them again. So the focus shifts to Duane Brown.

The Seahawks need to heed Russell Wilson’s words and pay the star left tackle.

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