According to Ian Rapoport, former New York Jets safety Jamal Adams reached out to Dallas Cowboys players during the trade deadline.
Perhaps Jamal Adams wasn’t hoodwinked during the trade deadline.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the former New York Jets safety reached out to several Dallas Cowboys players during the 2019 trade deadline in an effort to get the message out that he wanted to move home.
“This Jamal Adams relationship with the New York Jets really has been crumbling for some time,” Rapoport said. “You go all the way back to the trade deadline, midway through last season, and the Jets were getting offers, specifically from the Cowboys, about potentially trading their star safety. Adams specifically reached out to several Cowboys players to tell them he wanted to join their team and get the message to Stephen Jones and Jerry Jones, that he wanted to be part of it.”
From @GMFB: The tense relationship between the #Jets and Jamal Adams began to crumble when he reached out to #Cowboys players during the trade deadline in an effort to convince Dallas brass to deal for him. The culmination of all of that landed him in Seattle instead. pic.twitter.com/UJhZcoFoAq
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2020
Adams, 24, finally received his wish (in a sense) when Joe Douglas and the Jets traded him to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. He heads to the Great Northwest with a 2022 fourth-round selection for safety Bradley McDougald, a pair of first-round picks (2021 and 2022) and a 2021 third-rounder.
Seattle was one of the organizations on his infamous “list” of teams he would play for without asking for an extension prior to the 2020 season—just another example of an action that would rub his teammates the wrong way.
“That (talking to Cowboys players) is not something that sat well with Jamal Adams’ teammates, and with the coaches and brass of the New York Jets, and that really started the crumbling of this relationship,” Rapoport added.
Remember, Adams loudly denied any request of wanting to be traded after the smoke cleared last October and instead put the focus on the Jets for having, in his words, “shopped him behind his back.”
At the end of the week last week, I sat down with the GM and Coach Gase and told them I want to be here in New York. I was told yesterday by my agent that the GM then went behind my back and shopped me around to teams, even after I asked him to keep me here! Crazy business.
— Jamal Adams (@Prez) October 29, 2019
“Any reports of me asking to be traded from the New York Jets are completely false,” Adams tweeted.
“At the end of the week last week, I sat down with the GM and Coach Gase and told them I want to be here in New York. I was told yesterday by my agent that the GM then went behind my back and shopped me around to teams, even after I asked him to keep me here! Crazy business.”
At the end of the day, the Jets are happy with the return while the Seahawks now have a major challenge in front of them: sign Adams to a long-term deal while his eye still might be on Big D.
The more days that pass, the more Jamal Adams seems to mirror another LSU product: Odell Beckham Jr.