Jamal Adams is arguably the New York Jets best player. Although rumors persist about a trade to Dallas, it won’t happen, and here are five reasons why.
In this period of excessive downtime due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown of the NFL, the smallest things are put under the magnifying glass. Such is the situation with New York Jets All-Pro safety Jamal Adams. No matter how many times Gang Green management says they don’t intend on trading the cornerstone of their defense, a rumor will pop up and explode in the media and on fan boards.
It’s understandable why Adams, who has professed how much he loves playing for Gang Green, would be frustrated when the rumors pop up. The same goes for New York Jets General Manager Joe Douglas, who has said on countless occasions how important the safety is to his team.
Since he was drafted sixth overall in 2017, there has been no bigger flag bearer for the Jets cause than Jamal Adams. He has been a leader on the field, in the locker room, as well as the team’s recruiter of free agents. The safety was a Pro Bowl selection each of the past two seasons and made his first of hopefully many All-Pro teams in 2019.
At last year’s trade deadline, rumors broke that Gang Green had discussed a deal to send Adams back home to his home town of Dallas. The former Hebron High School star was incensed that the team he gave his all for contemplated trading him. Adams used twitter to voice his displeasure. It was a public relations nightmare. Not until Adams had meetings with both Douglas and head coach Adam Gase did the situation settle down.
Rumors have once again surfaced about the Jets moving Adams to Dallas. Even with the denials, Las Vegas oddsmakers have the Cowboys as a favorite to trade for Adams. Our cousins over at SportDFW put out an article last week entitled, “Dallas Cowboys Jamal Adams Trade: The Circumstances Have Changed.” I strongly disagree. Here are five reasons why.