The Seahawks may not have the Legion of Boom back, but on paper, the team certainly has its best secondary since Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor were making opposing offenses miserable.
What does the Seahawks’ trade for Adams mean for Blair, secondary?
Returning for 2020 are Pro Bowl cornerback Shaquill Griffin and safety Quandre Diggs, who recorded five takeaways in five regular season games for the Seahawks last season. It’s unclear who the second cornerback will be as two-year starer Tre Flowers is back, but the team acquired highly-regarded cornerback Quinton Dunbar from Washington, but his future remains murky as he’s on the NFL’s Commissioner’s Exempt List due to his alleged role in an armed robbery in Florida earlier this offseason.
What seems to be set in stone, however, is that 2019 First-Team All-Pro safety Jamal Adams will be joining Griffin and Diggs in the secondary. Adams, 24, was acquired from the Jets for safety Bradley McDougald, two first-round picks and a third-round selection. Expectations are obviously sky high for the talented young safety, including from former Seahawks wide receiver Michael Bumpus.
“He’ll have the Chancellor effect,” Bumpus told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny and Gallant earlier this week.
Chancellor was known for laying out huge hits on opposing players and for being the “boom” in the Legion of Boom. Adams could soon assume that role for the Seahawks.
“Will he be Chancellor? I’m not going to put that type of pressure on the kid even though he is a baller, but there’s something about going across the middle of that field when you see that safety rolling down, when you see No. 33 and he’s going to hit you, he’s going to make you think twice,” Bumpus said.
Adams isn’t a normal safety by any means. He lines up at …read more
Source:: sports.MyNorthwest.com – Sports