New York Jets safety Jamal Adams is the most passionate member of its defense. Equally, quarterback Baker Mayfield was the fearless leader of the high-powered Oklahoma Sooners offense. For these two similarities, could this relationship explain why Adams believes Mayfield can be special?
Would it be presumptuous to assert that Jamal Adams has earned some credibility making the argument that a player like Baker Mayfield is special and whether he can make the Jets a better team? During Adams’ rookie season with the New York Jets, he certainly played with the heart and guts that demonstrates his love and devotion to the game.
Even throughout the offseason, Adams’ attitude towards personal and professional improvement is not only promising but are perhaps an indication of something profoundly special in the near future. Additionally, if a player like Adams who sees a similar mind frame and approach to the game and winning in another player, then naturally there may be something special in store.
Is Baker Mayfield enough?
Aside from the numbers, Mayfield has the acumen, the grit, the fearlessness and the same gutsiness as Adams all wrapped up in a ball of alpha swag. Whether you’re one who prefers your quarterback with a little less swag or instead one with more caution and wholesomeness, Adams unapologetically believes Mayfield “definitely has the swagger and energy and confidence” needed to become an elite NFL player.
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Unfortunately, some of Mayfield’s swag has overflowed at times and may or may not raise concerns as to whether he could maintain a career unmarred with distractions and late night debacles.
Can he put our worries to rest?
Up to this point, Mayfield has fully exposed the lion in his heart. There shouldn’t be any questions as to whether he can become special.
However, what does linger is can Mayfield maintain professionalism throughout his career or does he become another first round bust?
If the Jets select him, does he hit the ground running to prove just how special he truly his or does he just hit the ground? Above all, will this kindred spirit between Adams and Mayfield cause the chemical reaction that finally ignites a fire in 1 Jets Drive?
The Jets and eventually the football world will find out in just a matter of days.