New York Jets: Jamal Adams is back on the recruiting trail for Dez Bryant
By Paul A. Esden Jr.
New York Jets All-Pro safety Jamal Adams is back on the recruiting trail. Here’s why he wants Dez Bryant to join Gang Green and the details on what he said.
Last offseason New York Jets safety Jamal Adams was credited with helping lure All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell to the team in free agency.
In 2020 Jamal is back to his old tricks and now he’s trying to lure former Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant to the green and white.
Earlier this week on social media Jamal Adams tweeted out:
“I’d take the field with you in a heartbeat. Not too many have that mindset that we talked about. We’re different. You’ll be back soon brotha. Keep going. Luv! @DezBryant”
I’d take the field with you in a heartbeat. Not too many have that mindset that we talked about. We’re different. You’ll be back soon brotha. Keep going. Luv! @DezBryant
— Jamal Adams (@Prez) January 21, 2020
The three-time Pro Bowler has been out of the league since 2018 when he signed on with the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately two days after he signed a contract he suffered a torn Achilles that ruled him out for the season. Dez has remained adamant that he has no plans to retire and wants to return to the football field.
Bryant is 31 years old (will be 32 during the upcoming 2020 season) and destroyed the record books with the Dallas Cowboys:
- From 2012 through 2014 Bryant registered 273 receptions for 3,935 yards and 41 touchdowns.
- Dez is still the record-holder for the most career receiving touchdowns in Dallas Cowboys history (73).
The fit is obvious. The New York Jets desperately need a No. 1 wide receiver and for eight years that’s what Bryant was for America’s Team.
This would be bargain shopping for the Jets considering they have the No. 11 overall pick and over $60 million in cap space, but it could make a ton of sense.
Bryant has had some time away from the game to heal and he’s super motivated to prove he can still be THE guy at the highest level. At the very least the Jets should kick the tires and see if he has anything left.
If the team truly wants him and Jamal convinces them to give him a chance, they could sign him right now and add him to their roster ahead of free agency. With all the uncertainty at the position, it wouldn’t hurt to buy some much-needed insurance.