LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 17: Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets reacts to a play during the second half of the game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 17, 2019 in Landover, Maryland.
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A year after missing the point, New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams is after the right kind of “dogs” in NFL free agency.

Robby Sabo

Jamal Adams gets it. The man finally understands the situation.

A year after not completely getting the point, the New York Jets All-Pro strong safety is recruiting the right kind of “dogs.”

The edge-rushing breed is, of course, the type Mr. President seeks.


“I would definitely go for (Jadeveon) Clowney,” Adams said on NFL Network’s coverage of the 2020 combine, via Kevin Patra of NFL.com. “Pass rusher, that’s what I’m looking forward to,” Adams said via NFL.com. “That’s a safety’s best friend. Definitely Clowney, Big 9-1 down in Jacksonville (Yannick Ngakoue), he’s a beast. Dante Fowler. I mean, there are so many guys coming out right now in free agency that we could sure use coming off that end, man.”

Adams, 24, threw out those names in response to the following, critical question: do you have a wish list?

To think Adams’s stellar young professional career has come while battling a severe handicap is a crazy idea, yet it’s 100 percent true. The First-Team All-Pro served as the best Jets everything on defense.

Not only is he the team’s best tackler, but due to a lack of edge athletes on the depth chart, he acted as Gregg Williams’s top pass rusher.ย Only Jordan Jenkins bested Adams’ 6.5 sacks last season.

A year ago, Adams was front and center on Twitter, pleading with Le’Veon Bell to bring his talents to Florham Park. He did. Of course, his presence didn’t do the trick.

After another lost season, Adams has finally changed his free agency recruitment method: target the big heavies and pass rushers, the two spots in the trenches this organization has been without for too long. And not only has Adams mucked it up with free agent edges on social media, but Bell has commented on the big heavies on the other side of the ball (Jack Conklin).

It remains to be seen who comes to New Jersey in March, but at least Jamal Adams finally gets it: even in the NFL, it starts upfront.


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