NY Jets Jamal Adams wants out of New York and it seems like he’s content on burning all bridges to force a trade.
Last month, the Jets star safety demanded a trade after contract negotiations went south.
On Friday, Adams spoke to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News and confirmed the team was considering trading him but have not given him permission to discuss trade details with teams before the start of the season.
Via NY Daily News
Seven months after Adams capped off an All-Pro season that vaulted him into superstardom, general manager Joe Douglas has told one of the game’s most dynamic players that he is open to trading him before the start of the season.
Adams confirmed to the Daily News on Thursday that the Jets GM has indeed conveyed his willingness to move the team’s best player if the right deal presents itself after intense acrimony this offseason. However, the Jets still have not given Adams’ camp permission to discuss trade parameters with interested teams.
During the interview, Adams seems to be trying to force the Jets hand in trading him when he absolutely torched head coach Adam Gase for not being a “leader.”
The trade request isn’t the Jets’ biggest concern stemming from Adams’ discussion with Mehta. No, it’s the blowtorch that the Pro Bowl safety took to the team’s brass.
Adams noted that one big reason he wants out is he doesn’t trust coach Adam Gase as a leader.
“I don’t feel like he’s the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land,” Adams told Mehta. “As a leader, what really bothers me is that he doesn’t have a relationship with everybody in the building.
“At the end of the day, he doesn’t address the team,” Adams added. “If there’s a problem in the locker room, he lets another coach address the team. If we’re playing sh—y and we’re losing, he doesn’t address the entire team as a group at halftime. He’ll walk out of the locker room and let another coach handle it.”
Adams said that he’s going to be “showing up for my teammates” when training camp opens, but wants to be “with an organization that wants to win and do things the right way.” Considering that Adams just threw Gase under the bus publicly it seems like it’s just a matter of time until he gets traded.