After being snubbed in 2018, New York Jets safety Jamal Adams is making an even stronger case to be named a first-team All-Pro yet again in 2019.
New York Jets’ star safety Jamal Adams should have been on the NFL’s first-team All-Pro last season. Unfortunately, he was snubbed and placed on the second-team, behind Derwin James and Eddie Jackson.
This time around, Adams is making sure they won’t make the same mistake twice.
Adams had a monstrous November, posting an NFL-leading 6.5 sacks, 24 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and a touchdown. After almost getting traded at the deadline, he reminded the Jets and their fans why he should be kept around for a long, long time.
Not only did he likely earn himself another trip to the Pro Bowl, but he is also a strong candidate to be named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month. He truly dominated every time he took the field in November, leading the Jets’ defense to a No. 1 ranking against the run and to a three-game win streak.
Next up on Adams’ list of accolades? NFL first-team All-Pro.
Adams became just the fourth defensive back in NFL history and the first since 2011 to post 6.5 sacks and 50 tackles in a single season. Keep in mind, he still has five games left to play. Adams can enter himself into the record books in the coming weeks, trailing by only 1.5 sacks to break the all-time sack record by a defensive back.
Adams also has two touchdowns, which is tied for the most by a defensive back. One of which came on his lone interception of the season, a 61-yard pick-six off of Jarrett Stidham. The other was a strip on Daniel Jones, in which he literally just ripped the ball out of Jones’ hands and took it for a touchdown.
The argument against Adams will be that he once again only has one interception on the season, but it’s a silly argument to make. Adams has been the best safety in football this season, and anyone who has seen him play knows it. The Jets defense would be nothing without Adams. He’s changed games on several occasions, and should undoubtedly be among NFL’s first-team All-Pro members come January.