New York Jets: Dissecting GM Joe Douglas’ press conference

General Manager Joe Douglas, New York Jets. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
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Jamal Adams to be a Jet for life

The first and foremost, one of the most memorable moments during Douglas’ presser was that he stated that he had a plan for Jamal Adams. That plan is for No. 33 to be a Jet for life.

If fans remember during the 2019 season, Adams was pretty upset when there were mentions of him in trade rumors. He took that as an insult and was adamant that he wanted to stay with the New York Jets and for a long time at that.

Douglas and Head Coach Adam Gase then had to do some damage control because they did not want the team to lose focus. Nor did they want Adams to be distracted by the news, or feel that he was not valued on the team. So Douglas had a meeting with Adams where they hashed their issues out (or as much as we know of) and Adams continued to perform at a high level.

Defense & Fumbles Table
Game Game Def Def Def Def Def Fumb Fumb Fumb Fumb Fumb Tack Tack Tack Tack Tack
Year Age Tm No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits AV
2017 22 NYJ 33 16 16 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 0 0 2.0 83 63 20 9 2 7
2018* 23 NYJ 33 16 16 1 38 0 38 12 3 0 1 5 0 3.5 115 86 29 9 8 9
2019*+ 24 NYJ 33 14 14 1 61 1 61 7 2 0 1 25 1 6.5 75 61 14 10 13 13
Care Care 46 46 2 99 1 61 25 6 0 4 30 1 12.0 273 210 63 28 23 29

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Generated 3/4/2020.

Now as Douglas mentioned in the video, the Jets are working with Adams agent on a long-term deal right now for the star safety. And it’s great the Douglas is being proactive because the last thing Gang Green needs is a hold out from Adams. That would lead to even further complications between the two sides which could cause disruption in the locker room.

Also, being able to lock up Adams on a reasonable contract now before he hits free agency is a smart move. The Jets will be able to maintain salary cap flexibility in the future in order to address any other potential team needs.