New York Jets: Jamal Adams wins Pro Bowl defensive MVP
By Justin Fried
Jamal Adams proudly represented the New York Jets in this year’s Pro Bowl by emerging as the game’s defensive MVP following a stellar performance.
The New York Jets haven’t had too many representatives in the Pro Bowl in recent years but safety Jamal Adams made sure to make the most of his appearance this year. The second-year pro was awarded the defensive MVP award after an impressive showing in this year’s game.
Adams picked up two tackles, a sack, and an interception to help lead the AFC to a 26-7 victory over the NFC. His sack came early in the third quarter when the NFC attempted a flea flicker but Adams was able to break through around the edge to bring down quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
Just two minutes later, Adams was there to bust up another attempted trick play from the NFC. The team attempted a double pass where Trubisky tossed it back to wide receiver Adam Thielen who then heaved it downfield on a ball intended for running back Alvin Kamara. The pass hung up in the air for too long and Adams was able to capitalize intercepting his first pass since Week 1.
.@TheAdamsEra is all over the place.
He intercepts @Athielen19 on the double pass ?
?: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD pic.twitter.com/bHrZy3QPU4
— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 2019
The appearance is Adams first as a professional in just his second year in the NFL. This comes a little over a year after the LSU product promised that he would never miss another Pro Bowl. So far, Adams has held true to his word.
The 2017 first-round pick finished 2018 with 115 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 12 pass deflections, and an interception making the Pro Bowl nod the icing on the cake. Apart from the Pro Bowl, Adams earned second-team All-Pro honors solidifying his place as one of the NFL’s premier safeties.
Adams was joined by his teammates Jason Myers and Andre Roberts marking the first time three or more Jets had made appearances in the Pro Bowl since 2015. Myers connected on two of three field goals only missing an attempt from 57-yards out. Roberts, on the other hand, failed to do much returning two punts for 13 yards.
Jets fans will be hoping that Adams defensive MVP award in the Pro Bowl could turn into bigger and better NFL awards in the future.