Ex Giant calls Jamal Adams the next face of the league
Jamal Adams has become a popular name this offseason and it isn’t just because he requested a trade from the New York Jets. Michael Thomas of the Houston Texans (not that Michael Thomas) believes that Adams can become the next face of the NFL in the near future.
“Obviously that persona has to come with performing on the field, and that’s why I think Jamal Adams is probably the next big thing who could fill that outsized role after Richard Sherman,” Thomas wrote, via Football Morning in America. “His productivity on the field is there.
The NFL is littered with talented players that are considered the faces of the league. Of course, Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, and other quarterbacks are the most popular players in the NFL.
At the same time, someone like Richard Sherman has made a name for himself on the defensive side of the ball. Thomas is confident that Adams has what it takes to have the same impact as Sherman.
“I don’t know what exactly the hype looks like – maybe it’s commercials, like Troy Polamalu with the hair, or maybe it’s getting to the point where, like Sherm, he’s big enough to make it on the cover of Madden. Whatever it is, I just want that for our defensive players, that shine, visibility and compensation, even if it means leaning into that role as a villain.”
In his first three seasons, the All-Pro safety has proven to be a valuable asset in New York’s defense. However, regardless of whether he remains with the Jets or not, Thomas views Adams as the next defensive player in the NFL to receive an immense amount of attention.