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The Seahawks safety (and his mother) are ecstatic about Jamal Adams’ new contract.

After trading two first-round picks and a third-round pick to the New York Jets for Adams in July 2020, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made sure Michelle was on the list of individuals he phoned. “Him contacting me, reaching out and calling my mother, that meant everything to me,” said Adams.
“It’s the simple things like that.” Flash forward 13 months, and Jamal signed a four-year contract deal for up to $72 million with Michelle on Tuesday.
With a base of $17.5 million and a maximum of $18 million, it’s the highest safety contract in the NFL, topping Justin Simmons’ $15.25 million per year with the Broncos.
According to ESPN, Adams will earn a $20 million signing bonus and $38 million in guarantees.
The $20 million signing bonus is comparable to Eric Berry’s six-year, $78 million agreement with the Chiefs in 2017 and Earl Thomas’ four-year, $55 million deal with the Ravens in 2019. Adams had been skipping training camp and games while negotiating the deal.
Both sides had buried their heels in on what they each considered were fair contract proposals after five months. “We had to really stake our ground,” Carroll said.
“And as a result, connections become even more important.”

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Jamal Adams signs a four-year contract deal with the Seahawks.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jamal Adams and the Seahawks have agreed to terms on a four-year, $70 million contract extension.
According to reports, the contract includes a $38 million guarantee, making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the contract may be worth up to $72 million over four years, with club and individual performance bonuses.
Adams, 25, was in the final year of his rookie contract, with a fifth-year option for $9.86 million this season.
While talks progressed, Adams, one of Seattle’s most important defensive playmakers, sat off practice.
In 2020, he set the NFL record for sacks by a defensive back with 9.5 in just 12 games.
Despite missing four games due to a groin injury, he still managed 83 total tackles and a forced fumble.
He was selected to his third Pro Bowl and was named to the All-Pro Second Team for the second year in a row.
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The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly made their final contract offer to Jamal Adams and are ‘not budge’ on the agreement.

The Seattle Seahawks are gearing up for the start of the 2021 NFL season, and if Jamal Adams rejects the team’s newest contract offer, a standoff between the two parties might extend until next offseason.
Seattle paid a high price for Adams in 2020, sending two first-round picks to the New York Jets in exchange for the All-Pro safety.
Adams had a strong first season with the organization, and the two sides wanted to sign a long-term contract before the end of his contract year.
But, the two parties’ talks have come to a halt.
The front office of Seattle already thought it had overspent its budget, but the star defense was not thrilled with the proposals.
With the start of Week 1 approaching, things may be reaching a tipping point.
According to Adam Jude and Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, the Seahawks have made their last offers to Adams.
If he doesn’t accept, the team won’t move any further. It’s worth noting that Adams hasn’t declared he won’t play until a new contract is signed.
Jamal Adams’ 2020 stats: 59 solo tackles, 14 quarterback hits, 11 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks Will the Seahawks re-sign Jamal Adams?
Seattle knew going into the talks that one of the finest players in the league had clout with the team.
When a team trades multiple first-round picks for a star on the verge of a new contract, the star gains negotiating leverage.
According to reports, the Seahawks are willing to offer him the highest-paid safety in the league.
Adams could make $17.5 million each season in annual compensation over four seasons, with $38 million guaranteed, according to the team’s final offer.
There’s a reason Seattle isn’t willing to raise its offer, according to reports.
Bobby Wagner, the team’s heart and a long-time leader in the locker room, is paid $18 million every season.
Seattle does not want Wagner to earn less than Adams, according to Jude and Condotta.
According to the Seattle Times, Russell Wilson is willing to change his contract in order to give Adams greater flexibility in negotiating a new contract.
In addition, Seattle is reportedly delaying meaningful talks with left tackle Duane Brown until Adams’ situation is resolved.
The franchise tag is in Seattle’s back pocket.
Adams, a top free agent in 2022, is expected to receive the exclusive franchise tag for $12.4 million.
If the two sides can’t come to an agreement on a long-term contract, he’ll be eligible for the tag again, which will cost around $15 million.
But, this creates a larger schism between this franchise and one of its most important actors.
Given Wilson’s offseason controversy and Brown’s new contract issues, the Seahawks will need to settle something out quickly or things may get ugly.

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The Seahawks are said to have made an offer to Jamal Adams and are waiting to hear back.

According to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, the Seattle Seahawks have reportedly made another offer to Jamal Adams and are waiting to hear whether he will accept it.
Henderson adds that the Seahawks and Adams’ agency haven’t communicated in several days.
Adams is seeking a contract extension that would make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, surpassing Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos’ $15.25 million per year average.
Due to his contract circumstances, the 25-year-old arrived at training camp on time this summer but has yet to practice.
According to Henderson, Adams and the Seahawks had been talking about a deal all offseason and have only lately come to a halt.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Seahawks are willing to make Adams the highest-paid safety in the league.
According to Garafolo, the veteran safety sees himself as more of a Fred Warner than a Simmons.
Warner recently inked a five-year, $95 million agreement with the San Francisco 49ers ($19 million AAV).
The Seahawks, on the other hand, are allegedly interested in keeping Bobby Wagner, their highest-paid defensive player, at $18 million per year.
As a result, it appears unlikely that Adams will receive money from Seattle in the same way that Warner did.
In 12 games last season, Adams, 25, set a career high with 9.5 sacks, three pass breakups, one forced fumble, 83 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, and 14 quarterback hits.
After three seasons with the New York Jets, it was his first season with the Seahawks.
For the time being, Adams will play the 2021 season on his fifth-year option, which pays $9.86 million.

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The Seattle Seahawks have extended an offer to Jamal Adams; there have been no further conversations with Duane Brown.

RENTON, WASHINGTON
— A source tells ESPN that the Seattle Seahawks have made another contract offer to Pro Bowl strong safety Jamal Adams and are waiting to hear whether he would accept it.
Meanwhile, a source verified that the organization and Adams’ representative had not spoken in several days.
Adams is expected to sign a contract extension that would make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, surpassing Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos’ $15.25 million per year average.
Early in the offseason, the Seahawks and Adams’ agent began negotiating, and they proceeded until the start of training camp until their recent inaction.
Both Adams and left tackle Duane Brown arrived during camp on schedule, but have yet to participate due to their unresolved contract problems. They were both spectators at Seattle’s 10th session on Tuesday.
While it’s evident that the Seahawks intend to keep Adams, a 25-year veteran who becomes 36 later this month, it’s unclear whether they’ll do the same with Brown, a 14-year veteran who reaches 36 later this month.
According to ESPN, the Seahawks and Brown are not currently considering a new contract.
When asked if an extension for Brown is being discussed or is off the table, Carroll responded, “Nothing new is happening with that at this point.” When asked if there’s anything new with Adams, Carroll simply said, “no.”
According to the Seattle Times, Seahawks general manager John Schneider and Adams’ agent have not re-engaged in negotiations this week, and the organization is not currently in talks with Brown.
According to the New York Times, quarterback Russell Wilson has told the organization that he’s willing to shift money around in his contract to make room for Adams and Brown extensions, which a source confirmed.
The Seahawks, on the other hand, have traditionally been skeptical of deal restructures that push cap obligations into future years, having done so only twice since Schneider and Carroll joined in 2010.
When Wilson’s current contract expires after the 2023 season, another restructure would make him more expensive to extend or franchise tag.
It would add to Seattle’s already large amount of dead money if he was traded before then.
Brown’s absence, combined with injuries to three of his backups — Cedric Ogbuehi, Jamarco Jones, and Tommy Champion — has pushed rookie sixth-round pick Stone Forsythe into action at left tackle.
Carroll announced on Tuesday that Ogbuehi will be out for another several weeks due to a biceps strain.
Carroll stated in June that the club expected a contract with Adams to be completed before the start of training camp.
He expressed hope following the first practice of camp that Adams’ extension would be completed “very soon,” but Adams has yet to practice due to the lack of a agreement.
As he has watched from the sidelines, he has been engaged and in high spirits, offering guidance to younger defensive backs, dancing, applauding huge plays by Seattle’s defense, and waving to supporters.
Adams is represented by Kevin Conner, who last year helped the Buffalo Bills sign cornerback Tre’Davious White to a four-year, $69 million contract extension.
The agreement was not finalized until a week before the season began.
When the Broncos granted Simmons a four-year, $61 million contract in March that included $35 million in guarantees, he became the league’s highest-paid safety.
For the time being, Adams is due to earn $9.86 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract, which the Seahawks acquired from the New York Jets last summer in exchange for a package of assets that included two first-rounders.

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A Patrick Mahomes autographed card has sold for $4.3 million, the highest price ever paid for a football card.

Although there was no Lombardi trophy on the line this time, Patrick Mahomes has dethroned Tom Brady.
PWCC Marketplace stated that a Mahomes 2017 Panini National Treasures 1-of-1, NFL shield, autographed card sold for $4.3 million, the most ever paid for a football card and the fourth-largest price ever paid for a sports card. The National Sports Collectors Convention begins on Wednesday just outside Chicago.
PWCC director of business development Jesse Craig remarked, “They envision Mahomes as the next Brady.”
“At 25, he’s won a Super Bowl and an MVP award.”
Thus, for him, the sky’s the limit…
“It’s the perfect storm,” Craig added, referring to his card values.
“It’s a one-of-one, an on-card auto with the NFL shield, a rookie.”
This is as good as it gets for someone betting on Mahomes’ career.” With this series, the complete NFL emblem from a player’s game-used jersey is wrapped in a card, enhancing its uniqueness.
LJ’s Card Shop of New Albany, Ohio, a internet business selling single cards, boxes, cases, and memorabilia that recently built a brick-and-mortar shop, is betting on Mahomes.
A Patrick Mahomes 2017 Panini National Treasures 1-of-1 NFL shield autographed card sold for $4.3 million, the highest price ever paid for a football card and the fourth-highest price ever paid for a sports card.
“At LJ’s, our goal has always been to establish the best modern-day card collection,” a store representative said.
“We’re always on the lookout for cards that will add value to our collection, and the Mahomes is certainly a work of art.”
The Mahomes card will be on display at the National Sports Center before being returned to the PWCC Vault for safekeeping.
“I feel it will be a long-term investment,” Craig remarked.
“[It] probably won’t see the light of day for quite some time,” Beckett Grading Services said of the card, which adds to its worth.
The previous high of $3.1 million was reached at a June Lelands auction, when a Brady 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket Signed card sold for that amount.
The card was numbered 8/100 and had a Beckett grade of 9 with a 10 signature.
There is no memorabilia swatch on it.
“When Brady was a rookie in 2000, there were no 1-of-1s,” Craig noted.
“Because, look, if you invest in a player who is still active and young, there is inherently more risk.”
Tomorrow, Mahomes might be hurt.
He also has a chance to win another MVP award and a Super Bowl ring.
“What we found about modern stars is that [fans] like to feel invested in them when they appear on the field or court,” says PWCC Marketplace, which has brokenred three of the top four sports card sales of all time, all since January: the $5.2 million sale of a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, the 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection LeBron James RPA (rookie patch signature), and the Mahomes.

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Is signing Pro Bowl cornerback Byron Jones the correct decision for the Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins couldn’t have predicted how things would turn out when they signed Pro Bowl cornerback Byron Jones to a huge contract last year.
The former Dallas Cowboys cornerback was acquired by the Fins to join fellow star cornerback Xavien Howard in forming one of the league’s scariest secondary units.
Regrettably, such has not been the case.
Instead, the Dolphins’ front staff is juggling a tangled contract scenario involving both players.
Byron Jones is the sixth most paid cornerback in the NFL. He inked a five-year, $82.5 million contract with Miami last year, which included a $10.5 million signing bonus and $54,375,000 in guaranteed money.
Jones will earn an average of $16.5 million per season under the new contract, making him the league’s sixth highest paid cornerback.
Jalen Ramsey of the Los Angeles Rams earns the greatest money, with $21 million per season.
Jones will earn a $14 million base salary and a signing bonus of roughly $2 million this season.
Xavien Howard is dissatisfied Xavien Howard was the greatest cornerback in the NFL in 2020.
With ten interceptions, the 28-year-old led the league for the second time in his career.
In his six seasons in the NFL, his cornerback partner Byron Jones has only four interceptions.
Howard, who boycotted all of Miami’s OTAs until reluctantly reporting to training camp this week to avoid the hefty fines he would face if he continued to hold out, is well aware of this.
Howard is seeking a new contract that reflects his outstanding performance; however, he only signed a five-year, $75.25 million pact with the team in 2019.
He issued a lengthy message on his social media platforms yesterday, stating why he is dissatisfied with the Miami Dolphins team.
Howard specifically mentioned the financial disparity between himself and Jones in his statement.
“I’m one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, and those who suggest otherwise are lying.”
The jobs I’m given, such as shadowing the opposition’s best players with a little assistance, demonstrate my worth, my value.
Despite this, I am my team’s second-highest aid cornerback, and it isn’t even close.
The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback is looking for a trade since the Dolphins are unlikely to offer him the huge contract he wants.
Should the Dolphins be kicking themselves for signing Byron Jones?
Yes, but not because Xavien Howard has demanded a move.
Miami will come to regret signing Byron because his performance has fallen far short of his compensation.
Jones has 37 tackles, four pass defenses, two interceptions, one forced fumble, and zero sacks in his first season with the Dolphins.
These aren’t bad numbers, but they’re not what the team would expect from the NFL’s fifth-best cornerback.
Especially when his teammate Xavien Howard outperformed him in every metric.
If Jones were to play at a Pro Bowl level, Howard would have lot less to complain about, and the club would be in a much better position.
Arnav Kholkar edited the piece.

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Xavien Howard asks the Dolphins for a trade: ‘I’m just here so I don’t get fined.’

The 28-year-old agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL at the time.
While coming off his greatest season in the league in 2020, he is due $12 million in non-guaranteed money in 2021.
Jalen Ramsey ($20 million AVG), Marlon Humphrey ($19.5 million AAV), Tre’Davious White ($17.25 million AAV), Darius Slay ($16.6 million AAV), and teammate Byron Jones ($16.5 million AAV) all have higher contracts than Howard.
Howard and his agency never asked for a new contract, preferring to propose alternatives such as more guaranteed money.
The Dolphins turned down those pitches, according to the Baylor product.
Howard was chosen 38th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by Miami.
During his five-year career, he has 55 pass deflections and 22 interceptions to go along with two Pro Bowl appearances and a First Team All-Pro selection in 2020.
Regarding Howard’s future, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said on “SportsCenter” on Sunday that many in the NFL believe the Houston Texans could be a good fit for the two-time Pro Bowler.
This is due to the fact that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has asked for a trade and has stated that he would accept a transfer to Miami.

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Take a look at Patrick Mahomes’ reaction to his autographed rookie card selling for a record-breaking price.

Despite Patrick Schmidt’s trade to the Blackhawks, the Penguins are still aiming to get Marc-Andre Fleury. Patrick Mahomes can’t believe how much his autographed Kansas City Chiefs rookie card sold for at an auction in late July.
Patrick Mahomes’ autographed rookie card from the Kansas City Chiefs is officially the most expensive NFL rookie card ever sold in an auction.
His one-of-a-kind National Treasures Autographed Rookie Card sold for $4.3 million, surpassing a Tom Brady rookie card from his time with the New England Patriots, which sold for $3.1 million in March 2021.
That may be a one-of-a-kind collector’s item, but this is a ridiculous amount of money to spend for an autographed card.
Even Mahomes is surprised at how much the card sold for.
In a quote tweet from Wednesday morning, he expressed his displeasure to the card in issue.
My goodness https://t.co/iCGgDa2dnL — Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 28, 2021 Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs rookie card sells for a record $4.3 million
Is he a shoe-in for the Pro Football Hall of Fame already?
One could argue that, but he hasn’t yet completed his 26th season.
Brady, on the other hand, is in his 22nd season after graduating from Michigan and his second with the Super Bowl winner Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
By the time Mahomes puts up the spikes, this one-of-a-kind autographed rookie card might be worth eight figures if he achieves similar levels of team success as Brady.
Something is worth what someone is prepared to pay for it, once again.
A Patrick Mahomes autographed rookie card is worth $4.3 million to one person.
This season, many NFL players will not be able to do so.
What kind of card, honestly, would reset the trading card market if this agreement does not?

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Xavien Howard asks the Miami Dolphins for a trade: ‘I don’t feel valued or respected.’

Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard of the Miami Dolphins revealed in a statement Tuesday night that he has requested a trade, arguing that he has outperformed his contract.
Howard stated, “I don’t feel cherished or respected by the Dolphins.”
“I can take a business-first approach just like they can.” Howard reported to training camp on Tuesday after being upset all summer by Miami’s refusal to modify his deal.
Howard signed a five-year, $75 million contract in 2019, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL at the time.
But, after a 10-interception season (the most in the NFL since 2007) that won him an All-Pro selection, he is due $12 million in non-guaranteed money this year.
Howard’s contract is now the sixth-best per-year average, and he recently switched agents to help him negotiate a better deal.
“The footage backs up my assertion that I’m one of the finest cornerbacks in the league,” Howard said.
“But, I’m the second best paid cornerback on my own team, and it’s not even close.” In free agency last year, Byron Jones, the corner opposite Howard, signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal.
Howard and his new agent, David Canter, never asked for a new term, preferring to propose alternatives such as more guaranteed money on a modified contract, according to Howard.
The organization turned down those pitches, and he claimed that “the organization has not worked with me in good faith.”
“That’s why I want to be clear that I’m unhappy and have asked for a trade,” Howard stated.
“Until that trade comes, I’m just here to avoid getting fined, and I’ll handle myself like a pro,” Howard said. Howard has the ability to play press-man coverage and catch the ball.
Since joining the league in 2016, he has 22 interceptions and 55 pass deflections.
Just Marcus Peters (23) of the Baltimore Ravens had more picks in that time frame.
In 2019, Miami received two first-round selections in return for left tackle Laremy Tunsil, the last time it traded an outstanding talent.