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Instant Lookback: Jamal Adams Becomes Safety Sack King

Jamal Adams surpasses 8 total sacks on the season, marking a new record for a safety.


Much to the dismay of opposing teams, Jamal Adams has been spending a lot of time in the offensive backfield. So much so, that he has now recorded the most sacks in a single season by a safety. Ever.

In May, before the Seahawks traded for Adams, he tweeted his own prophetic prediction: "I'll be back to set the record." Now he has done so in spite of missing four games this season.

Coming into the Week 14 matchup against the New York Jets, Adams had 7.5 sacks, just 0.5 shy of the record held by former Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson with 8 sacks in 2005.

Facing his former team, he was credited with a sack for running Sam Darnold out of bounds in the second quarter, bringing his season total to 8.5 in as many games played. With three games still to play in the season, he has a tremendous opportunity to continue separating himself.

Seahawks players arrive at Lumen Field prior to their Week 14 game vs. the New York Jets.

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