Jamal Adams Father: All About George Adams!

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It is hard for people to fill someone else’s shoes, and when it is your own father, it makes it twice as hard. But some have not just done it but done it better. Owing to that, George Adams is a former professional football running back and the father of an American football strong safety Jamal Adams who plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

Jamal Adams has not just continued his father’s legacy but has created his own. However, the one thing missing in his resume is he is yet to win Super Bowl, unlike his father.

He was drafted by the New York Jets, sixth overall in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

In 2021, he signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks.

Father George and Son Jamal Adams
Father George and Son Jamal Adams (Source: Lexington Herald Leader)

Did you know on September 16, 2022, Jamal was fined $10,609 for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Denver Broncos?

Jamal’s father, George Adams, played in the NFL for seven seasons and led the New York Giants to the Super Bowl XXI victory against the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos.

For more intriguing information about the father and son, please continue the article until the end.

But before going any further, please check out the facts table below.

Jamal Adams Father | Quick Facts

Birth Name George Wallace Adams
Known As George Adams
Date of Birth December 22, 1962
Birthplace Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Current Residence Kentucky, United States
Religion Catholic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father Name Not Available
Mother Name  Not Available
Gender Male
Age 61 Years Old
Profession Former Professional NFL Player
Famous For  Super Bowl XXI Champion, Father of American football Strong Safety Jamal Adams
Nationality American
Education Lafayette High School, University of Kentucky
Height 6 ft. 1 in/1.85 m/185 cm
Weight 225 lbs./102 kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color No Hair (Bald)
Build Large
Marital Status Married
Spouse/Wife Michelle Adams
Children Jamal Adams
Siblings Unknown
Zodiac Sign  Capricorn
Played For New York Giants (1985-1989), New England Patriots (1990-1991)
Position Running Back
NFL Stats Games Played: 76

Receiving Yards: 1014

Rushing Yards: 886

Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Social Media Not Active
Merch  Signed Helmet, Signed Photograph
Last Update June 2024

Jamal Adams Father | Early Life

The father of NFL star Jamal Adams, George Adams, was born on December 22, 1962, in Lexington, Kentucky, United States.

Unfortunately, information about George’s parents, siblings, and other family has not been revealed.

However, it is known that he attended Lafayette High School, a public high school in Lexington, Kentucky.

George Adams and Jamal Adans Early Days
George Adams and Jamal Adams Early Days (Source: The Advocate)

After high school graduation, he attended the University of Kentucky, a public land-grant research university in Lexington, Kentucky.

While in university, he played as a running back for Kentucky Wildcats.

Jamal Adams Father | Age, Height & Weight

Born in 1962, George Adams is 61 years old as of 2024.

The former NFL player stands 1.85 meters tall and weighs around 225 lbs.

The man has a large build and depicts the perfect embodiment of a stereotypical American ball player.

Also, as a December born, George falls under the sun sign of Capricorn, known for being ambitious, organized, practical, and goal-oriented.

Jamal Adams Father | Career

After graduating from Lafayette High School, George went to the University of Kentucky.

He played a running back for Kentucky Wildcats at the University of Kentucky.

Known for his tough guy persona, George was impeccable on the field, earning fame and accolades for his excellence.

After playing college football for Kentucky, Adams put forward his name for the draft.

The New York Giants drafted Adams 19th overall in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft at the Omni Park Central Hotel in New York City, New York.

Jamal Adam's Father George Adams For Giants
Jamal Adam’s Father George Adams For Giants (Source: The Advocate)

He played in the NFL for the New York Giants from 1985 to 1989 and the New England Patriots from 1990 to 1991.

With the Giants, George became a part of history when they defeated Denver Broncos 39–20, for their first Super Bowl and first NFL title since 1956.

All in all, he played for seven total seasons with these two teams. He retired from the sport after his final season with the Patriots in 91.

George played 76 games in total throughout his career, in which he recorded 1,014 receiving yards, 11 fumbles, and four receiving touchdowns.

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A Short Bio On Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams, originally Jamal Lee Adams, is an American football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL).

He attended Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas. Jamal played colligate football at Louisiana State University.

He announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft on January 6, 2017.

The New York Jets drafted him sixth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Former NFL Running Back George Adams's Son Jamal Adams For Seattle Seahawks
Former NFL Running Back George Adams’s Son Jamal Adams For Seattle Seahawks (Source: The Seattle Times)

In July of the same year, the Jets signed Jamal on a four-year rookie contract.

After two seasons with the Jets, Jamal was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on July 25, 2020.

He made his debut with the Seahawks in Week 1 against Atlanta Falcons. On December 21, 2020, he was named to his third straight Pro Bowl.

With his exceptional performance, Adams has garnered several accolades and set numerous records, the most impressive being the most sacks in a single season by a defensive back in NFL history with 9.5.

Father Son Relationship

Safety for the Seattle Seahawks Jamal Adams has a loving relationship with his former running back father, George Adams.

George supports his son in every way possible and is a proud father.

Father George had two advantages over his son before Jamal entered the NFL. He won a Super Bowl with the 1986 New York Giants and was drafted 19th overall in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Father Son Duo- George Adams and Jamal Adams
Father-Son Duo- George Adams and Jamal Adams (Source: Jets Wire – USA Today)

Interestingly, son Jamal bet his father George $100,000 that he would be drafted higher than him.

Jamal won the bet as the Jets drafted him sixth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

And for the championship ring, George may not hold that record much longer.

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Jamal Adams Father | Net Worth & Fines

As mentioned before, George Adams played in the National Football League for seven seasons.

His net worth is estimated to be between $1 million to $5 million, which can be attributed to his career as a professional player.

As for his son Jamal, he has a $10 million net worth as of 2024.

His net worth can be credited to his super-successful NFL career, brand endorsements, and other pursuits.

In 2017, Jamal signed a four years, $22,258,738 rookie contract with New York Jets. The contract included $14,328,154 signing bonus, $5,564,685 average annual salary and $22,258,738 guaranteed at sign.

Safety Jamal Adams Signing Four Year Extension With Seattle Seahawks
Safety Jamal Adams Signing Four-Year Extension With Seattle Seahawks (Source: Seattle Seahawks)

Likewise, in 2021, Adams signed a four years, $70.58 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, including a $20 million signing bonus, $38 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $17,645,000.

In 2022, Adams will earn a base salary of $2 million and a signing bonus of $12.44 million while carrying a cap hit of $9.11 million and a dead cap value of $30.44 million.

The contract made him the highest-paid safety in the NFL at that time.

Fines & Suspensions

Jamal Adams has to date, forfeited $35,174 for different reasons in the NFL.

On 16th September 2022, he forfeited $10,609 for unsportsmanlike conduct against Denver Broncos.

Similarly, he forfeited $15,450 in September 2021 and $9,115 in September 2017 for roughing the Passer against Tennessee Titans and taunting against Miami Dolphins, respectively.

Social Media Presence

Father George does not have a verified social media profile. However, his son Jamal Adams, safety for the Seattle Seahawks, has verified on Instagram and Twitter.


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He has over 943k Instagram and 757k Twitter followers as of this writing.

Popularity Graph

George is quite popular among NFL fans worldwide.

George Adams Popularity Over The past Five Years
George Adams Popularity Over The past Five Years (Source: Google)

The above graph shows his popularity over the past five years.

Unknown Facts

  • Jamal Adams goes by the nickname of J, which might stand for “jaw” since he showed a fondness in his formative football years do some talking on the field.
  • Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams recently underwent successful surgery to repair a torn quad tendon.
  • Jamal displayed his aptitude for football as a kid. At the age of four, he ran for a touchdown. Likewise, his vicious hits caused some opposing teams to cut games short. He was just seven at the time.
  • He was named a captain on the Jets’ roster for the 2018 season.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Jamal Adams injured?

Yes. Jamal suffered a torn quad tendon in the second quarter during the Seattle Seahawks Week 1 win against Denver Broncos. The injury ended his season.

On September 15, 2022, he was placed on injured reserve.

What is Jamal Adams’ eating habit?

Adams is a pescatarian, which means he is a vegetarian but incorporates seafood into his diet. Did you know only 3% of the world population practice Pescetarianism?

Who did Seahawks trade in exchange for Jamal Adams?

Jamal, along with a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, was traded to the Seahawks in exchange for safety Bradley McDougald on July 25, 2020.

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