Jamal Adams says he battled despair whereas taking part in for the Jets: ‘They don’t need to win’


Jamal Adams is on observe to return to the sector for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, with an opportunity to assist his crew reclaim the highest spot within the NFC West. It is a far cry from his days in New York, the place the All-Professional security says the Jets weren’t solely dangerous on the sector however disrespectful off it — a lot in order that the previous first-round draft decide battled despair throughout his three seasons with the membership.

The 25-year-old Adams, who efficiently orchestrated a commerce out of New York previous to this season, joined Bryant McFadden and Patrick Peterson on this week’s “All Issues Lined” podcast, the place he opened up on his headlining fallout with the Jets.

Adams defined that many points dispirited the previous LSU star in New York: The entrance workplace allegedly approached him a few contract extension earlier than repeatedly delaying negotiations, later unfold rumors that he was a nasty teammate, and advised his agent following July’s commerce to Seattle that the Jets would not have paid the protection till 2022 on the earliest.

However nothing harm Adams greater than this: “They don’t need to win,” he mentioned.

“Bro, I fought despair in New York,” he continued. “And I am man sufficient to say it. I got here residence after a tricky loss and simply sat in my room at the hours of darkness — no telephone, no TV. (My dad) hated to see me like that. It killed my pops a lot … He was calling my agent on the time and saying, ‘Hey man, I do not like seeing my son like this. I would like him out of this case.’ It took a toll on my life outdoors of soccer.”

Adams made it clear at the beginning of his chat with McFadden and Peterson that he “needed to stay it out.” It was his plan, up till the top, to “really turn into a Jet for all times.” It turned out, nevertheless, he simply could not put up with the crew’s ineptitude.

“Cash’s a plus, however I like the sport of soccer,” Adams mentioned. “I like what I do … I used to be sick of listening to ‘the rebuild yr.'”

Cash, in fact, additionally performed a component, although.

“I used to be bringing the juice again to the Jets,” Adams mentioned. “I merely advised them, ‘Hey man, if you happen to guys need to maintain me right here to be a Jet for all times, let’s sit down and discuss. That is after the actual fact they advised me, ‘We wanna give you an extension.’ … I felt like I used to be being disrespected.”

Now? He is at peace with the Seahawks, and he mentioned he knew that may be the case as quickly as he arrived in Seattle.

“Let’s be sincere, the Jets have been the laughingstock,” he mentioned. “(In Seattle), that is how the NFL is meant to be. That is the dream I used to be dreamin’.”


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