Jets’ Gregg Williams admits Jamal Adams could end up playing corner
Every team in the NFL could use more cornerbacks. But the New York Jets are just getting desperate at this point. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has stated that star safety Jamal Adams could make the move to corner.
“He can do it, there’s no doubt about it, he’s a good enough athlete to do that. We haven’t even crossed that bridge right now with him because he’s learning other positions too but he’s a good enough athlete to do that, yes,” said Williams, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
While it just sounds like speculation from Williams, it may have to happen. The Jets recently lost both Trumaine Johnson and Kyron Brown to injury. Neither looks particularly serious, but both should be out for a couple of weeks. The other cornerback options behind those two are less than inspiring. Darryl Roberts is stuck between positions at free safety and corner, and Brian Poole is almost exclusively a slot cornerback. The players even deeper down the depth chart looked awful in the first week of preseason, so that should tell you about their skill level.
If the Jets do end up moving Jamal Adams around, a huge hole will be created in their defense. Adams is one of the best strong safeties in the league, and there’s definitely no one on the Jets who could replace his production. The next option is Rontez Miles, a veteran who’s primarily been a special teamer throughout his six year career.
Gang Green better hope their corners recover in a hurry, as it’s the only solution to this problem.