The Seattle Seahawks were perhaps the most surprising team in the NFL last season, making the playoffs with journeyman quarterback Geno Smith at the helm. However, they may have trouble repeating this success due to injuries to two key cogs in their defense.
Both linebacker Jordyn Brooks and safety Jamal Adams have not been participants in the team’s OTAs thus far this offseason. This is due to a torn ACL suffered by Brooks last season and a torn quad tendon for Adams.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll offered an update on their status, and it isn’t one that Seahawks fans are going to be happy about.
According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Carroll said on Thursday that there is no timetable for a potential return for either of them. He added that there won’t be a timeline for at least 6-8 weeks and that they each have their sight on being ready for the team’s season opener.
Pete Carroll said again today there remains no firm timetable on returns for Jamal Adams and Jordyn Brooks and that they won't have any for 6-8 weeks or so. But he said each remains doing well in rehab and each has sight set on being ready for season.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) June 1, 2023
While it is positive that each has plans on being ready for the start of the season, it is certainly concerning that neither will be participating in offseason activities for the foreseeable future.
Both are impact players on what was a surprisingly good defense last year.
Brooks finished the 2022-23 season with 161 tackles on the year, which was the sixth most in the league and the most on the team. Adams meanwhile missed all but one game last season, but has proven to be one of the best safeties in the league over the years.