EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 24: Strong safety Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets celebrates with free safety Marcus Maye #20 after a sack during the second half of the game against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams expresses happiness for the New York Jets organization and his former teammates.

Robby Sabo

While a great portion of the New York Jets fan base soaks in sorry on this Monday morning, a former employee made sure he tipped his cap the night prior.

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams expressed happiness for his former employer and teammates over in Florham Park, NJ.

Adams, 25, is one of the few individuals associated who was ecstatic to see the Jets pull off the 23-20 upset over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Not only did he want to see his former teammates avoid the dreaded 0-16 season, but the Jets win also helps his current team.

Thanks to the stunning outcome, the Seahawks are now in sole possession of first place in the NFC West. A Rams win would have kept them atop the division courtesy of a tiebreaker (at 10-4). With a 9-5 record, Los Angeles trails Seattle by a full game.

After the Seahawks’ victory over the Washington Football Team earlier in the day, Adams couldn’t control his eventual playoff-bound excitement.

Obviously, most Jets fans are still reeling. Suddenly, instead of remaining the top dogs to land Trevor Lawrence in the 2021 NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars control their own destiny courtesy of a strength of schedule tiebreaker that won’t flip at this late stage of the season.

The Jets catapulting Seattle into first place also helps the Seahawks in terms of draft positioning. With the Jets controlling a few Seahawks picks (thanks to the Adams deal this past July), a first-place finish would mean worse positioning for Joe Douglas and the crew.

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Football players understand what a single victory means. Modern NBA times have caused a great media shift in how the NFL draft is perceived and how teams get to certain draft slots during non-playoff seasons. To most players, it’s all nonsense. The moment they actually buy into the idea is the instant bad things can happen (such as injury).

Fans won’t appreciate Adams’s postgame words too much—especially thanks to how it helps his own cause—but the shoutout is certainly noteworthy in the grand scheme of things.


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