The NY Jets revamped their cornerback room in a big way this offseason signing D.J. Reed in free agency before doubling down and adding Sauce Gardner with the fourth overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
It remains to be seen how the unit will actually perform, but on paper, the Jets have one of the deepest cornerback rooms they've had in a long time.
Reed, in particular, has taken to his new home in stride, and he's done so with a little guidance from a former teammate who also happens to be an ostracized former Jet.
Former All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, a name that should be very familiar to Jets fans, offered some advice for Reed after leaving the rainy clouds of Seattle for the bright lights of New York.
And given Adams' history with the organization, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that the former top-10 pick had nothing but kind words to say about the city and the Jets' fan base.
Jamal Adams praises the NY Jets when speaking to D.J. Reed
When speaking to the media following Wednesday's practice, Reed revealed that Adams told him it was all "love in New York." Adams borrowed his famous catchphrase to discuss Reed's new home, and he did so in complimentary fashion.
Of course, even if Adams did bash the organization, it's highly unlikely that Reed would actually reveal what his former teammate said. Still, it's nice to see the team's former star safety letting bygones be bygones for the sake of his teammate.
Adams' time in New York ended abruptly following an offseason of drama in 2020 that ultimately saw the three-time Pro Bowler traded to the Seahawks for a hefty package that would eventually net the Jets both Alijah Vera-Tucker and Garrett Wilson.
The Jets are happy with the transaction, and Adams seems to be at peace with the move as well. As for Reed, he's looking forward to new opportunities with a new organization.
It isn't often that Jamal Adams speaks about his time with the Jets in a positive light. This is a moment to savor. I suppose his friendship with D.J. Reed transcends any transgressions he had or still has with his former team.