Adams will not be subject to fines for missing the mandatory event as a result.
The star safety is seeking a new contract and has not been shy about the level of compensation he thinks he deserves. However, it doesn’t appear this absence from minicamp is necessarily contract-related.
Adams is entering the final year of his deal and is seeking a contract extension that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid safety.
Contract talks becoming bitter led to Adams’ trade from the Jets to Seattle, so this is obviously a situation that bears watching. The Seahawks did trade two first-round picks for Adams, so the leverage is on the player’s side.
However, Jeremy Fowler alludes to a potential personal situation with Adams that could also be a reason for him missing minicamp.
Adams, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Jets out of LSU back in 2017. He just finished the fourth year of his four-year rookie contract worth $22,256,084, which includes a signing bonus of $14,326,244.
The Jets exercised Adams’ fifth-year option before ultimately trading him to the Seahawks for a package including two first-round picks. The option will cost the Seahawks $9.86 million for the 2021 season.
In 2020, Adams appeared in 12 games for the Seahawks and recorded 83 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, one forced fumble, no interceptions, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 53 safety out of 94 qualifying players.
We’ll have more on Adams as the news is available.