A win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday allowed the Seattle Seahawks to clinch a berth in the NFL playoffs. That's something that will excite each and every member of the organization.
However, no one is more ecstatic than safety Jamal Adams. Following the victory, he burst with joy before a question was even asked.
“That’s a hell of a feeling, man. I'm sorry. I’m not used to this guys. Forgive me, I know you guys are used to Seattle, always going to the playoffs. I’m not used to this, Adams said. "I’m used to sending my cars home by this time and you know, hey, I’m already packing up.”
Though Seattle has become a staple in the postseason over the years, this will be Adams' first trip to the playoffs in his NFL career. Prior to spending this season with the Seahawks, the 2019 All-Pro defender spent his first three seasons as a member of the New York Jets.
There, the team won five, four and seven games respectively, never reaching the playoffs despite Adams putting together two Pro Bowl seasons. Frustrated with the direction of the franchise, Adams was eventually traded to Seattle after a very public fallout.
Now, with Seattle, the safety is more than ready to get a crack at the playoffs. His last two games have consisted of beating his former team, 40-3, and clinching a spot in the postseason. That's a pretty good December for someone who's season usually ends there.