The 38-year-old safety most recently played with the Houston Texans during the 2019 season.
He played in six regular season games and finished the with three tackles during his short stint in Houston.
Adams played for six teams during his long career, but some of the most memorable seasons were his two years in Indianapolis.
Mike Adams Incredible Two Seasons in Indy
Adams joined the Indianapolis Colts ahead of the 2014 season and immediately made a huge impact.
He finished with five interceptions, two fumbles forced, and 87 tackles during his first year in Indy.
He was elected to his first Pro Bowl that season, but the incredible play didn’t stop there.
Adams came out the next season and played like a superstar once again.
His phenomenal play during the 2015 season earned him his second Pro Bowl selection of his career.
Those two seasons were likely the best seasons of his long NFL career.
Veteran NFL safety Mike Adams announced that he’s retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons. Incredible career for a guy who went undrafted.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 4, 2020
Undrafted Out of College
Adams went undrafted out of Delaware, but ended up signing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2004.
Plenty of players go undrafted each season and make NFL rosters, but not many of them become two-time Pro Bowl players.
Adams played 16 years in the NFL and played in 10 playoff games over the course of his career.
He was unable to get a Super Bowl ring, but that shouldn’t take anything away from his incredible story.
Adams collected six tackles during the Denver Broncos Super Bowl XLVIII loss in 2014.
He wasn’t able to get that ring, but at least Adams played on the biggest stage once during his career.
Defying the Odds in San Francisco
The 49ers gave Adams a chance in 2004, but it wasn’t until the next season that he actually made a significant impact on the team.
He finished the 2005 season with four interceptions, one fumble forced, and 77 tackles.
That season was the year that jumpstarted his long and accomplished career in the NFL.
He only played three seasons with San Francisco before heading to Cleveland for the next five years of his career.
Adams played two years in Denver after that before ending up in Indy.
He played three seasons with the Colts before ending his strong career with Panthers and Texans last season.
After 16 seasons in the NFL, Texans' safety Mike Adams calls it a career.https://t.co/BkwcQnuFsY
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) March 4, 2020
Adams Last Season in Indy
His first two seasons in Indy were a huge success, but how did his final year with the team pan out?
Adams actually played very well, grabbing two interceptions, forcing two fumbles, and collected 79 tackles during his last year with the Colts.
The Colts and Adams decided to part ways after the season, but Colts fans know how important Adams was to that defense during those three seasons in Indy.
Adams was known for his durability and competitive spirit throughout his career.
He always wanted to earn his job and never be given his spot on the team because of his past performances.
Adams finished his career with 930 tackles, six sacks, 13 forced fumbles, 30 interceptions, and two touchdowns over a fantastic 16 year span.