NY Jets: NFL executives see Jamal Adams as the best safety in the league

NY Jets, Jamal Adams (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
NY Jets, Jamal Adams (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) /

NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams was recently declared the best safety in the NFL by league executives.

NY Jets‘ safety Jamal Adams has been a hot topic this offseason given his ongoing contract negotiations (or lack thereof) with the organization.

He’s voiced his displeasure about wanting a new contract this offseason while the Jets have seemingly remained stagnant in their plans. His relationship with the organization is as rocky as it’s ever been, but one thing has remained clear throughout all of this.

Jamal Adams is a damn good player and one of the best to suit up for the Jets in years. He’s arguably the best player at his position in the entire NFL.

And that’s exactly the sentiment shared by a collection of NFL executives, scouts, and players who recently voted on the top-10 players at each position in the league.

The poll, organized by ESPN, sought out the expertise of some of the greatest minds in the game to determine just how the NFL views some of the league’s best players. And in no surprise to anyone, Adams came in at No. 1 at the safety position.

Adams was ranked just ahead of Harrison Smith, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Derwin James who all trailed behind him by a few votes. But at least in that selection of NFL executives and others, Adams is viewed a the best safety in the league.

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NFL executives clearly see how good NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams is, but Madden seemingly doesn’t agree.

This comes just days after EA Sports revealed their top-10 rated safeties in the upcoming Madden 21 video game. Shockingly, Adams was ranked as the league’s third/fourth-best safety tied with Devin McCourty of all players.

Interestingly enough, despite NFL executives thinking so highly of Fitzpatrick, Madden didn’t even rate him in the top-10 at his position.

Moreover, despite Tyrann Mathieu being ranked No. 2 at his position by Madden, NFL executives clearly don’t see him in the same league as the other four players that were mentioned.

If that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about Madden ratings then I don’t know what will.

Adams received a top-five grade from Pro Football Focus last season for the second consecutive year. His 89.9 pass-rush grade was far and away the best at his position while his top-seven coverage grade puts to rest any argument that insists he can’t cover.

Jamal Adams is the complete package and the best safety in the NFL. But don’t take my word for it.

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Take it from the various NFL executives, scouts, and players who clearly believe the same thing.