NFL Network has been rolling out this year’s edition of the “NFL Top 100,” ranking the top 100 players in the league. See where New York Jets safety Jamal Adams landed on this year’s list.
Despite being slept on by the entire NFL, the New York Jets are in a position to make a run in 2019, and the majority of that success depends on the play of their leader, The Prez, Jamal Adams.
The 2018 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP however wasn’t ranked a year ago, but after a season filled with personal success, Adams comes in at #37 in the 2019 NFL Network Top 100 players in the NFL.
Adams already has his sights set on a higher ranking, responding to this year’s on social media:
Top 10 next year.
— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) July 29, 2019
The third year Safety out of LSU has become one of the best Safeties in the entire game today, and pairing him with Marcus Maye gives the Jets the best Safety combination in the entire NFL. Adams plays with plenty of energy, and as the New York Jets vocal and physical leader, he’s one of the most important figures in the city, as the team chases their first Super Bowl in 50 years.
In 2018, Adams managed to improve in every statistical category, going from 83 to 115 Tackles, 2.0 sacks to 3.5, 6 passes defended to 12, 0 Interceptions to 1 and 1 Forced Fumble to 3, and it shows how dedicated he is to getting better.
A year ago, Adams made a promise that he’d never miss another Pro Bowl, and while #37 on this list may look fair to most, it’s something that The Prez will no doubt use as motivation, as he’ll feel that he, like the Jets are being highly overlooked.
As for the ranking, it’s a fair assessment of his talent, and to go from unranked all the way to #37 in just one year is quite an accomplishment, and if he can bring the Jets the success we all expect in 2019, expect him to rise quite a way again in 12 months.