New York Jets fans have one thing to be excited about this season. Superstar safety Jamal Adams is dominating the Pro Bowl ballots.
The New York Jets haven’t dominated anything on the football field in 2019, but they have done some work off the field.
Currently, the only New York Jets player that is a leading vote-getter is Jamal Adams who leads all strong safeties with 186,068 votes.
For context, the other strong safety on the ballot is New Orleans player Vonn Bell with only 98,449 votes. That’s a differential of 87,619 votes.
Adams was having a career year in 2019: 64 combined tackles, 52 solos, 12 assisted, 12 quarterback hits, 6.5 sacks, 8 tackles for loss, a pick-six (interception), and a fumble recovery.
Although Jamal has missed the last two weeks due to injury. This is the first time Adams has missed action in the NFL, college, and yes even since high school.
The big question this offseason is how much longer will he be a member of the New York Jets?
One of two things will likely happen during the 2020 offseason.
Jamal Adams for the first time in his professional career will be eligible for a contract extension. Adams will have a very strong argument to become the highest-paid safety in football. Which would be in the $14 million per range area (Landon Collins, Kevin Byard type deals).
Or the Jets can decide to do the opposite. Instead of handing out a fat extension that’ll pay Jamal top dollar, they could ship him out for a package of picks and/or players and allow a different team to extend Jamal into the future.
Regardless of what happens, his future should be written in stone this offseason for better or for worse.
One thing is for certain, Jamal Adams is a man of his word.
A few years ago Jamal was left off the Pro Bowl ballot and he guaranteed he wouldn’t miss another Pro Bowl. In 2019 he made his first Pro Bowl and it looks like he’ll make that 2-for-2 barring something catastrophic in the 2020 Pro Bowl.
The full 2020 Pro Bowl roster will be revealed on a special NFL Network program on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.