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LaDainian Tomlinson to Jamal Adams: ‘The grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence’

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LaDainian Tomlinson explains why Jamal Adams should stay with the New York Jets: “The grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence.”

One of the organization’s former players just came to its aid. Former New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson believes Jamal Adams‘ best landing spot is exactly where he’s already employed.

“I think he should stay right there with the Jets,” Tomlinson said on NFL Network.

Adams, 24, has made waves recently with his social media and viral video activity. He’s officially requested a trade on top of saying goodbye to Marcus Maye, telling a Jet fan “maybe it’s time to move on,” and telling somebody on a Texas street that he’s “trying” to get to “Dallas.”

He, of course, wants an extension that makes him the highest-paid safety in the league and on the team, while the Jets remain quiet. The last we heard from them was Joe Douglas telling beat reporters they would start negotiating with the Adams camp once the draft process is completed.

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As much as the noise has increased, Tomlinson believes the Jets have a leg up considering they drafted Adams. Besides, where else is he going to go that’s better than New York? The grass is not always greener on the other side.

“There’s something about a team drafting you. There’s a feeling that you have about that team. I don’t believe Jamal Adams wants to go anywhere. I think he’s trying to force himself into getting that contract extension, and that’s what players are doing.

“The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. He’s playing in the best market for the player he is. What better place to play football in the metro, New York City? If you win in New York, you’re gonna be a legend.”


The latest Adams news has him liking a tweet that details the Jets having no chance to win and sharing a photo of himself in a Jets uniform.

Whatever happens, at least Jets fans know LaDainian Tomlinson still loves the New York area and the organization.

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