Jamal Adams is headed to his third-consecutive Pro Bowl.
The Seahawks safety earned an invitation to the Pro Bowl Monday after carving out another stellar year as one of the league’s top defenders.
The 25-year-old recently surpassed Adrian Wilson of the Arizona Cardinals for a new single-season record for the most sacks by a defensive back. Wilson held the record since 2005 when he had eight sacks in 16 games. Adams accomplished the feat in nine games and did so against his former team, the New York Jets.
Adams posted nine tackles and a sack on Sunday in the Seahawks 20-15 win over the Washington Football Team, bringing his sack total to 9.5 on the season. Seattle (10-4) has now clinched a spot in the postseason, and it will be Adams’ first taste of the playoffs.
So, is he ready?
“Hell yeah!” Adams said Sunday. “That’s a hell of a feeling, man. I’m sorry, I’m not used to this, guys. I know you guys are used to Seattle always going to the playoffs — I’m not used to this.”
Pro Bowl teams are chosen by a combination of fan voting, media and coaches. The NFL's "All-Star" game has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the first time the Pro Bowl has been canceled since 1949.