KEY POINTS

  • Phillip Adams was allegedly involved in a shooting incident in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Adams was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010
  • He had bounced from team-to-team, signing with six different teams in the NFL throughout his playing career

Former American NFL player Phillip Adams made headlines after authorities said he fatally shot five people and then himself in an alleged murder-suicide case in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Thursday. Adams was a professional football player for various teams in the NFL before his alleged involvement in the crime. Here’s how much he has earned throughout his football career.

Adams, 32, was a cornerback in the NFL, but his playing career only spanned a total of six seasons. The net worth of Adams is not known, but he had earned a total of $3,643,322 in his shaky six-year NFL career, as per Spotrac

Adams began his short stint in the league when the San Francisco 49ers selected him as the 227th pick in the 2010 NFL draft. He was signed to a four-year contract which initially amounted to $1,847,848. However, it was terminated after just a year as Adams’ ankle injury inhibited him from playing for the team.  

Adams received $377,848 from his terminated 49ers contract, only 20.4% of the overall contract money, Over The Cap reported

His next playing stint was with the New England Patriots, where he earned $317,647, according to Spotrac. His run with the Patriots was also shaky, as he was on and off the team for two months. The Seattle Seahawks later picked up Adams but only played him one game before he was again cut from the roster. He earned $52,941 from his stint with the Seahawks.

The cornerback went on to sign with the Oakland Raiders in the 2012 NFL season, where he stayed for two seasons and netted a total of $1,376,000.

The New York Jets took Adams in the 2014 NFL season. He played a total of 12 games with the team and earned $730,000, Spotrac's data revealed. 

After failing to secure a contract renewal from the Jets, Adams went to play for the Atlanta Falcons in the 2015 NFL season. There, he managed to bag $745,000 in contract money. 

Unfortunately, his contract with the Falcons expired, marking the end of his NFL career.

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