The NY Jets are set to reunite with a familiar face in Jamal Adams this week.
For years, the Jets drafted players in the first round that did not live up to expectations with the team. Kyle Wilson, Quinton Coples, Dee Milliner, Calvin Pryor, Leonard Williams, and Darron Lee were all first-round picks that underperformed for the Jets.
After years of failed first-round picks, the Jets had found a star in Jamal Adams with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 draft.
Not only was Jamal Adams a star, but he emerged as the team’s best player and was proud to represent the franchise. Most players around the league want no part of the Jets organization, but you couldn’t say the same about Adams.
Adams consistently and actively recruited players to join the Jets, including Le’Veon Bell, who was viewed as arguably the best running back in football.
After Adams’ third season in the league, when he became eligible for a contract extension, Jets general manager Joe Douglas announced that he wanted to make Adams a “Jet for life.” Despite Douglas’s bold proclamation, Adams never received a new contract offer from the team.
Jamal Adams insisted that the NY Jets didn’t value him
Adams is a safety, which is widely viewed as one of the least important positions in football. Regardless, he’s a legitimate star player, something the Jets haven’t had in a very long time.
If you aren’t willing to pay Adams, who currently on the team currently are you willing to give big money to?
The Jets’ poor relationships with Adams and recently Bell, by far the two biggest names on the team, sends a bad message to the rest of the league. What free agent will want to play for the Jets after seeing how the team treated their two most popular players?
The Jets received two first-round picks from the Seahawks for Jamal Adams. Because the Seahawks are consistently one of the best teams in all of football, those two first-round picks will both likely be near the bottom of the first round.
What are the odds that one of those first-round picks end up being as good of a player as Jamal Adams?
Adams will have the chance to make the Jets regret trading him this week. Don’t expect this to be the end of the so-called “saga.”