Former LSU safety and All-American Jamal Adams is reportedly being shopped at the NFL Trade Deadline by the New York Jets, who have engaged in negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys for the former first round NFL Draft pick, according to a report on Tuesday by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The report said the compensation would be "massive" and Adams is open to a trade.
"We've also seen some cracks in this foundation a little bit, honestly. Remember, this is the same Jamal Adams that got pulled off the field for kind of getting over excited a little bit a couple weeks ago," Rapoport said on the NFL Network. "We've not always seen him see eye-to-eye with members of the New York Jets staff so the fact that they're open to dealing him — for a big price — if the Cowboys get him, and I'm told the Cowboys have had conversations with the Jets about potentially trading for Jamal Adams, it would be big."
Adams has notched 39 tackles and an interception this season for the Jets, who are 1-6 on the season and are in rebuilding mode. The Lewisville, Texas native couldn't come up with two key plays resulting in long touchdowns against Jacksonville this past weekend, but Adams took the blame head on.
“At the end of the day I feel like I’ve got to play better. I don’t point fingers at anybody,” said Adams, who finished with six tackles and one pass defense against the Jaguars. “I feel like I missed a sack, I missed an interception that I could have had that I got hit on—and it’s not an excuse. I gave up that touchdown. But at the end of the day, I’m strong enough, you can put it on me. I’m not going to run from anybody, I never have and I never will. At the end of the day, we just have to keep our faith.
“People kind of expect me not to make a mistake in a way, but it is what it is man. I’m out there trying to play ball and trying to make plays for this team, and I anticipated wrong. I take the blame. I don’t run from it, I don’t run from any adversity. I’m a man, so I’m going to take it. It is what it is.”
Coming out of Carrollton (Tex.) Hebron High in 2014, Adams was an an Army All-American that picked the Tigers over Florida, Texas, Texas A&M and others. On the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, the five-star recruit ranked as the No. 32 overall prospect in the country, No. 2 safety in the nation and No. 5 overall prospect in Texas. Adams went on to star for LSU in three seasons from 2014-16 before being picked by the Jets with the No. 6 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.