NY Jets have made their stance on a Jamal Adams reunion very clear

Jamal Adams isn't coming back to Florham Park

Jamal Adams
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NY Jets fans have seen their team reunite with a number of former fan favorites over the years. It's safe to say that the recently released Jamal Adams will not be joining that list, however.

SNY's Connor Hughes reported on Tuesday that the Jets have "zero interest" in reuniting with Adams this offseason. The former All-Pro safety was released this week following four tumultuous seasons in Seattle.

Adams has been hinting on social media that he'd welcome a return to New York, posting multiple comments/posts on Instagram alluding to a Jets reunion. The interest appears to be one-sided, however.

The Jets could be in the market for safety help this offseason, with the likes of Jordan Whitehead, Ashtyn Davis, and Chuck Clark all set to hit free agency. Bringing back Adams, though, is not in consideration.

The NY Jets are not interested in Jamal Adams for obvious reasons

It should come as no surprise that the Jets aren't interested in an Adams reunion. The former first-round pick infamously burned every bridge imaginable in his controversial departure from the organization a few years ago.

Adams publicly campaigned for a trade, conducted a tell-all interview bashing his current team while under contract, and threw his teammates, coaching staff, and front office under the bus in an effort to force his way out.

Not to mention, Adams' recent actions on social media likely don't sit well with those in the Jets' organization. General manager Joe Douglas, the same individual whom Adams trashed a few years ago, is still with the Jets.

Even ignoring his history with the Jets, Adams' play over the last few seasons raises many red flags. The 28-year-old played 12 or fewer games in each of his four seasons with the Seahawks, appearing in just 10 combined games over the last two years.

When healthy, Adams has looked like a shell of his former self. Adams' 24.2 percent missed tackle rate ranked dead-last among all qualified safeties in 2023. He also allowed an abysmal 122.1 passer rating in coverage — seventh-worst among qualifiers.

He can't tackle, he can't cover, and he hasn't recorded a sack in three years. There is nothing of substance that Adams brings to the table in the year 2024. His days of being one of the best safeties in football are well behind him.

Don't expect a Jamal Adams reunion as long as the current Jets regime is in place. And given how he's performed in recent years, that's a good thing for the organization.