NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams earned a spot on Pro Football Focus’ top-50 players list.
This isn’t news. It isn’t some new revelation that has been discovered overnight Rather, this is an overwhelming consensus that has been developed because of Adams’ stellar on-field accomplishments.
For that reason, it should come as no surprise when Adams receives nationwide praise from media outlets.
Pro Football Focus recently released a countdown of the top 50 players currently in the NFL and Adams rightfully earned a spot on the ranking. The 24-year-old came in at No. 20 on the list officially placing him as the No. 1 safety in the NFL.
For Jets fans who have been arguing that notion for a long time now, this is your confirmation. Regardless of your opinion on PFF’s grading system, they know their stuff.
And while it’s still a debate worth having, perhaps the premier football analytics site believes that Adams is not only the top safety in the NFL, but a top-20 player in the league as well. That’s got to count for something.
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NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams’ talent has never been questioned.
Despite rumors swirling regarding his Jets’ future, Adams’ talent has never been called into question. The former LSU star has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons and was named first-team All-Pro following his spectacular 2019 season.
Adams looked well on his way to breaking the single-season sack record for a defensive back set at eight by Adrian Wilson back in 2005. The three-year pro racked up 6.5 over a four-week span before an ankle injury derailed the end of his season.
Adams faced some criticisms earlier in his career for being too one-dimensional as a safety. But any talk of that should have been put to bed by now as his 87.3 PFF coverage grade ranked seventh among all safeties in the NFL — higher than his 78.3 run defense grade.
He’s as well-rounded as they come and, as PFF seems to think, the best safety in the NFL.
Here’s to hoping that Adams has many more successful years to come and that those years will come with the Jets.