MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 29: NFL safety Jamal Adams of the New York Jets speaks onstage during day one with SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIV on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
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Former New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams meets the Seattle Seahawks media and drops a standard line: “My plan is to retire here.”

The gods have spoken. All that’s left is for the football gods to oblige.

Jamal Adams met with the Seattle Seahawks media for the first time Thursday afternoon. If you know anything about the former New York Jets strong safety the kids call Prez, you already know several quotes are floating around sports media at the moment.

The highlight isn’t too hard to select.

“My plan is to retire here,” Adams told reporters, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “That is my plan. But those things handle themselves.”

Adams, 24, joins a team he’s extremely excited to help from a defensive perspective. Since the organization’s Super Bowl year of 2013, the Seahawks have represented one of the most respected franchises in the NFL.

Adams, a youngster who was in high school when Russell Wilson captured his first chip, prayed that he’d be delivered to the right spot.

“I prayed on it,” Adams said. “I prayed on it hard, and I asked God to place me where I needed to be, whether that was to go back to New York or whether that’s to be traded. This is my calling, man. I’m here to stay, and I’m excited to be a Seattle Seahawk. I’m really overwhelmed, but at the same time, man, it’s so surreal to be around a great organization like Seattle and to be coached by legendary coaches, Hall of Fame coaches, playing with Hall of Famers from Russ [Wilson] to Bobby [Wagner], K.J. [Wright], Bruce Irvin, Quandre Diggs, the list goes on and on. I’m just excited to be here. I’m here to help. I can’t wait to get out there in front of the 12s.”

When asked, “Why Seattle?,” Adams responded in typical fashion that showcases a young man with a fly-by-night plan:

Pete Carroll and the Seahawks better hope their prayers are answered this time next year. With just two years remaining on his five-year rookie deal (which includes an already-optioned fifth-year), Adams needs a contract to make that “retire here” plan to work.

Having given up a pair of first-rounders, a third-rounder and starter Bradley McDougald, from a Seattle point of view, it has to work. If not, it’ll simply be more of the same from one Jamal Adams and his new fully-pledged persona known as Prez.


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