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Chicago Bears Players Whose Stock Rose: Rodney Adams
Hello again, Rodney Adams. Man, this kid has a great story and I really hope he makes the final roster. If it was up to me, he’d be a lock at this point. Just like Jesse James, he is also building a nice rapport with Justin Fields. Chicago Bears lead writer Larry Mayer recently wrote about the backstory of Rodney Adams and I know plenty of NFL players have these types of stories, you cannot help but root for Adams to succeed.
Without giving too much of the story away (read the full story here). Adams thought his football career was over before it could even begin. While in high school, doctors thought he might have a hole in his heart. After seeing a specialist, the news was just a scare — Adams was given the green light to play.
Tragedy then hit though while in his freshman year of college when his mother passed away in a car accident. As the man of the house, Adams took guardianship of his little brother. He transferred from Toledo to South Florida. After graduating, Adams was drafted in the fifth round by the Minnesota Vikings. After bouncing around the Vikings practice squad for a year and joining the Colts the following offseason, Adams decided to retire and pursue a career in acting.
Adams’ acting career was short-lived though after a few commercials and a scene in “Modern Family.” In 2020, Adams finally woke up without feeling the pain he felt after losing his mom. At this point, this is when he realized he wanted to play again. The Colts waived him and he signed on with the Bears without earning a real opportunity. He is doing everything possible with that opportunity now though. Adams has been great in camp and has been making big plays in preseason — including his 73-yard touchdown grab last Saturday.