New York Jets: Jamal Adams claims he wants to be ‘a Jet for life’

NY Jets, Jamal Adams (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
NY Jets, Jamal Adams (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Jamal Adams says he wants to remain with the New York Jets for the duration of his career in a Wednesday afternoon interview. Here are the details.

New York Jets star safety, Jamal Adams, was told in a Wednesday afternoon interview that interim owner, Christopher Johnson, “would love nothing more than for you to be a Jet for life.”

When asked for his response, Adams said without hesitation, ” S—, I want to be a Jet for life too.”

This response may have been a pleasant surprise for Jets fans.

"S–t, I wanna be a Jet for life too" – @TheAdamsEra on Christopher Johnson wanting him on the Jets for the rest of his carer

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Before the October 29 trade deadline, rumors circulated that the Jets were fielding calls for Jamal Adams. Of the alleged teams calling One Jets Drive, one, in particular, was the Dallas Cowboys, (Jamal Adams’ hometown team).

ESPN’s Ryan Clark told Adam Schefter that “Jamal would like to return to Texas and play for the Cowboys”.

To everyone’s surprise, the trade deadline came and went. Despite the rumors, Adams remained a member of the Jets. Jamal took to social media to express his disappointment about being “shopped”. Although the Jets weren’t reaching out to trade him and were simply fielding calls from other teams, he still felt betrayed.

Since the trade deadline chaos, Adams has met with GM and owner, Joe Douglas and Christopher Johnson, to discuss his future with the team. From the sound of it, the conversations went very well.

To finish his Wednesday afternoon response about his desire to stay with the Jets, Jamal said, “People might not know why right now, but I fully see it. It’s a bigger purpose. It’s bigger than me, and I want to be a part of it.”

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This past Sunday, Adams earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after providing an unbelievable stat line from a defensive back against the New York Giants:

  • 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 9 tackles, and 1 touchdown.

His performance helped make Jets fans realize what they would be missing if he was moved.

Safety is not typically a cornerstone position to build a franchise around. In this particular case, it’s very different. Jamal Adams is no ordinary safety.

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Adams’ performance against the crosstown rival, New York Giants, was a perfect example of the difference he can make for a team. Jets fans would be more than happy to keep “The President” for this upcoming term and forevermore.