New York Jets want Jamal Adams to be a ‘Jet for life,’ per GM Joe Douglas
The 2019 NFL campaign was a rocky one for New York Jets safety Jamal Adams.
In the middle of the season, Adams heard that the Jets were looking to trade him at the Week 8 deadline, which led to Adams going on a Twitter rant.
However, after the dust settled, Adams appeared to calm down, and now, general manager Joe Douglas is saying that “the plan is for Jamal to be a Jet for life,” according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic.
Adams played in 14 games this past season, registering 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, an interception, a couple of forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, seven passes defended and a pair of defensive touchdowns en route to his second straight Pro Bowl appearance and his first First-Team All-Pro selection.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by New York with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He had a tremendous rookie campaign, appearing in every contest and posting 83 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and six passes defended.
Adams was then even better in 2018, once again participating in every game and racking up 115 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a pick, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 12 passes defended, making the Pro Bowl.
Of course, the Jets have not experienced the same type of success as a whole.
Gang Green went just 7-9 in 2019 and has not made the playoffs since the 2010-11 campaign.
The good news is that it looks like the Jets and Adams may end up coming to an agreement on a long-term deal at some point.