Jamal Adams, Christian McCaffrey
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New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams throws serious love Christian McCaffrey‘s way while his future remains uncertain.

An uncertain future coupled with a quarantine leads to plenty of Twitter time. Welcome to Jamal Adams’s new and expanded world.

From hyping his own plays to getting ready for the man himself, Michael Jordan, ESPN’s The Last Dance, Adams has been sharing his thoughts at a rapid-fire clip.

The latest such thought involves money.

The New York Jets strong safety, whose future remains 100 percent uncertain due to his wish to get paid, threw incredible love Christian McCaffrey’s direction.

“I’m a huge fan of CM22!”

The son of Ed McCaffrey responded in kind (with a Prez shoutout, no less).

“Appreciate it Prez! Likewise.”

Adams, 24, is coming off the best season of his professional career. Named a first-team All-Pro for his work over 14 games, Adams is arguably the best safety in the league.

McCaffrey, 23, is also on the heels of his best NFL season. Eclipsing 1,000 yards both on the ground and through the air, McCaffrey joined Adams on the most prestigious first-team in football.

What made Adams think of the young stud back? The compliment seemingly came out of nowhere. Perhaps it did come from the rabbit hole that is Adams’s wish to extend with the Jets and get paid. Remember, McCaffrey is fresh off signing a mega 4-year, $64 million deal with the Carolina Panthers, making him the highest-paid back in NFL history.

Both have been in the league for three years. Both have been snubbed for Pro Bowls. Both were top-10 picks in the 2017 NFL draft. And interestingly, both have fathers who not only played in the league but were also drafted by the New York Giants.

The Giants made George Adams the 19th overall selection in 1985 while Ed McCaffrey went in the third round six years later in 1991. Amazingly, neither won a Super Bowl with the Giants. Adams missed the 1986 season and left for the New England Patriots in 1990, the very same season Bill Parcells led his team to their second title in five years. McCaffrey arrived the year post-Parcells and didn’t start collecting chips until he helped the San Francisco 49ers in 1994 and the Denver Broncos twice, later that decade.

Two young players on different sides of the ball who come from different families have a lot more in common than anybody may think. Despite the business end of things, the two seem to possess incredible respect for one another.


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