New York Jets: Jamal Adams, Joe Douglas finally squash their beef
By Paul A. Esden Jr.
New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas and safety Jamal Adams have finally squashed their beef. Here are all the details and what this means.
It appears that finally New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas and safety Jamal Adams have spoken and squashed their beef.
Last week the Jets listened to trade offers for their Pro Bowl star Jamal ahead of the trade deadline and some feelings came up.
Douglas never called anyone, but he listened to offers. Jamal had a meeting with the Jets ahead of the deadline and was heralded as a franchise building block, then heard his name on the rumor mill and got upset.
Which led to rampant speculation that the two parties were destined for a breakup. Especially since Jamal had publicly refused to speak with Adam Gase and Joe Douglas because he “wasn’t ready for that conversation.”
Well fast forward a week later and he was now ready to have that chit-chat. Adams said that he had a meeting with both Douglas and Gase and it went well with both sides apologizing to the other.
Adams then spoke with Rich Cimini of ESPN and reiterated his intention to remain with the team moving forward:
“Yeah, I would love to be here. I want to bring success to this organization and I want to bring a Super Bowl to this team. That’s why I was placed here in New York to pick up where my dad left off. His career was cut short due to injury. So I feel like this is my calling and I want to be here of course.”
Jamal Adams says he talked with Joe Douglas and Adam Gase earlier in the week. He said both sides apologized. Adams said he wants to stay with the #Jets and win a Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/HoXYDqqFgz
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) November 7, 2019
That’s a night and day reaction from what the media and Jets fans experienced last week.
A mere week ago, Adams was citing his love for the Dallas Cowboys and his relationship with players of past and old. Now after receiving time to cool down, it appears this relationship is salvable after all.
Jamal has the remainder of 2019 and a fifth-year option for 2020 in terms of his commitment to the franchise. Also, this offseason will be the first time the Jets are eligible to hand Jamal Adams a contract extension, per the CBA.