Deebo Samuel recently sent a message that makes it clear: he wants New York Jets safety Jamal Adams on the San Francisco 49ers.
Seemingly, everybody wants a piece of Jamal Adams these days. The most disgruntled New York Jets employee over the last several months has caused such a stir on social media and in the headlines that his future is totally up for grabs.
This means, of course (in the sports media landscape of 2020), everybody will look to impact that future.
The latest after the Jets best player is a youngster out west. Deebo Samuel’s message for the Lewisville, TX native is simple:
— OurSF49ers (@OurSf49ers) July 10, 2020
“@presidentmal come on the gang,” Samuel posted on his Instagram account Thursday night.
Of course, while Adams has no say in where he goes, recent reports suggest both the Niners and their NFC West division rivals, the Seattle Seahawks, have picked up the phone to call Joe Douglas about Adams. Both teams were also included in Adams’ list of teams he’d like to be traded to but not necessarily force an extension with until the completion of the 2020 NFL season.
Adams, 24, is coming off the best season of his young professional career. The kid did everything for and within Gregg Williams‘ defense, including rushing the passer. His sack total looked to be on pace to beat the NFL’s all-time safety record held by Adrian Wilson (8.0), but a late-season injury derailed those plans (he finished with 6.5).
Samuel, 24, looks to be a stud wideout the Niners snagged in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft. His fluidity, his hips, and his explosiveness allowed him to burst on the scene a year ago to the tune of 802 yards and three touchdowns on 57 receptions.
The Jets have constantly stated that they want Adams to remain a key cog of the organization for years to come. Douglas has maintained the idea he wants Adams to be a “Jet for life.”
With two years left on his rookie deal, there’s not much Jamal Adams can do other than make as much noise as possible. To what level that damages his value around the league is the big question mark.