EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: C.J. Mosley #57 of the New York Jets picks up a fumbled snap by the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley is not afraid about speaking his mind regarding a possible Jamal Adams trade.

It seems most involved with the New York Jets are not fans of a possible Jamal Adams trade. And it’s not limited to just the fans not being fans of the idea.

Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley didn’t hold back when providing his thoughts on a possible Adams deal, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.

“To me, I wasn’t too worried about that,” he said in an interview with ESPN. “That would be a crazy move.”

Adams, 24, has been long-rumored to be on the trade block. It really began during last season’s trade deadline, when reports surfaced that Joe Douglas didn’t immediately hang up the phone when teams called to ask about the man.


It led to sour feelings, especially on Adams’s part.

The good news is this: Douglas has remained transparent through the media the entire time. He’s never denied listening to offers—something he was taught during his early days under Ozzie Newsome.

There’s no crime in listening. It does not mean the general manager is actively shopping his best player. But in the end, it doesn’t matter. Headlines start infiltrating social media and fans lose their minds.

Mosley is one man who kept his cool and understands just how critical No. 33 remains to the franchise.

“First of all, he’s one of the leaders on the team,” Mosley said. “That’s first and foremost. He brings that extra energy whether guys want it or not. Sometimes you might be tired or not feeling good, but as soon as he steps on the field, you’re going to hear that voice and he’ll be flying around. To have that presence in the secondary, a guy that can make plays in the passing game and also plays in the backfield — in the box — that’s always exciting.”

Adams has (thus far) missed the team virtual meetings that have taken place. The man wants—and deservedly so—a new deal. At the same time, Douglas continues to do the right thing, understanding that value wins in today’s hard-cap NFL.

This conversation isn’t going away anytime soon. At the very least, it looks like Jamal Adams’s teammates have his back—starting with C.J. Mosley.


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