New York Jets all-time great Nick Mangold didn’t hold back when asked about his thoughts regarding the Jamal Adams situation.
Fans are already screaming, “President Nick.”
New York Jets all-time great Nick Mangold hopped on the Zach Gelb Show (CBS Radio) to discuss the recent happenings with his former team and disgruntled star Jamal Adams. If you think it played it safe, you just don’t remember Mangold all-too-well.
Mangold’s message (while non-line crossing) was clear: “It’s nothing personal. It’s just business.”
“I think sometimes that goes to show a little bit of a younger player not realizing the business side,” Mangold said on The Zach Gelb Show. “People get traded all the time. It’s nothing personal. It’s a business. If you’re going to be upset about a team taking a phone call [about a potential trade], it’s going to be a rough go, I think, through a career as an NFL player.”
Nick Mangold's recent words regarding the Jamal Adams situation, per @ZachGelb of CBS Sports. #Jets
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Mangold played his entire 11-year career with the Jets. Drafted in the first-round back in 2006, he was a part of three Jet playoff teams and four playoff wins. He’s a lock for the Jets Ring of Honor and a possible inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The man has always spoken his mind to a respectful degree.
Adams, 24, has been quiet over the last few days since his social media rager that went on for about a week. From telling the world he was “trying” to get to “Dallas,” to his goodbye tweet to Marcus Maye, Adams’s unhappiness is as obvious as ever.
While Mangold speaks his mind, he also understands the nature of the beast.
“It’s always difficult when you see the media stuff for guys going through a contract because you never know what’s going on behind closed doors,” he said. “The team doesn’t put out any statements, so you’re only getting one side of it. I’m going to watch it play out. I’m going to hope that they get things figured out. I always love seeing talent stick around with us . . . but it’s a business and both sides have to treat it like a business. But for fans, it’s not. It’s tough to deal with – the game side of football and the business side of football.”
On Thursday, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams attempted to calm the storm just a bit when he told the world he “has [Adams’s] back.”
Jamal Adams is slated to rake in around $3.5 million in 2020.