Jets’ Jamal Adams On Trade Talk, Cowboys

The Jets passed on offers for Jamal Adams before the trade deadline, signaling a desire to keep one of the game’s best young safeties in the fold. After rejecting the Cowboys, Ravens, and others, the Jets will now have to focus on mending fences. 

In a Wednesday press conference with reporters, Adams said that he was “hurt” by the rumors. Then, he professed his love for the Cowboys.

Here’s a look at the highlights of Adams’ bizarre presser, via Brian Costello of the New York Post.

On the trade rumblings:

When I heard that, my agent called me and told me what was going on, it definitely hurt me…I hold myself at a high level. The Rams don’t take calls on Aaron Donald. The Patriots don’t take calls on Tom Brady. That’s where I hold myself. When you feel like you’re on the same page and you have a meeting and you’re told something different, it sucks.”

On the Cowboys:

I would love to go to (the Cowboys). I am born and raised in Dallas. … Michael Irvin is like my uncle.”

On whether he wants to remain with the Jets beyond this season:

For the future, I don’t know. I really don’t. I thought I did, but I don’t know right now.”

I have a lot of goals and aspirations and dreams here in New York. I was told something and it didn’t happen that way…For three years, I came here and I’ve done nothing but work my butt off, continue to improve, continue to be a great leader, continue to be a great teammate, and when you see certain things like that, you hear about it, you get calls, you’re in shock a little bit. At the end of the day, it’s a business. I get it. I understand it. I hold myself in a high regard and obviously they don’t feel that way.”

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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22 comments on “Jets’ Jamal Adams On Trade Talk, Cowboys

    • That is embarrassing to compare yourself to Brady I wonder would he give the jets a home town discount.Remember everyone all I ever hear is that football is a business. He would be out of New York so fast if he could get to Dallas

  1. Sutter

    A GM isn’t doing their job if they don’t listen to offers on any and all players

    • Begamin

      Right. I love Jamal Adams but this really aint the big deal he is trying to make it out to be

      • phenomenalajs

        Agreed. At the same point in his career, Pats would’ve listened to offers on Brady.

        • LordShade

          They would have? He’d already won a Super Bowl and was SB MVP. I don’t think so.

      • whynot

        Except if, as he said, they had a meeting in the which he was told this sort of situation would not occur. If that is the case, anyone would be rightfully annoyed.

        • Begamin

          I mean, he wasnt traded or anything. the cowboys calling the Jets about Adams is out of the Jets’ control.

          • whynot

            Yes, the cowboys calling is beyond their control but if they engaged in active discussions that’s a different story

      • It’s a GM doing his job.Maybe the GM can see trouble trying to sign him down the road or a whole out and not getting the best valve for his team.We don’t know what the locker room is right now

  2. highplainsdriftr

    All modern athletes think can can treat any perceived slight as a reason to sulk and demand a trade. I know that players taking control of their own circumstances is good for them on a personal level, but it undermines competition between teams and the quality of professional leagues in general. What happened to players who wanted to win a championship by leading their team- now they all just want to be moved to teams they can ride to a championship.

    • whynot

      It’s funny when you see fans think they can treat any perceived slight as a reason to sulk and complain about things they have zero control over.

  3. Donaldson? Brady?…….Fool you are a nobody, self egotistical nobody, should shut your mouth and go earn something,,

  4. findingnimmo

    He should take a knee for being placed in possible trade talks. Such a travesty…..just another football player who thinks they are gods greatest gift to earth. Too bad they didn’t trade him.

  5. sss847

    ignoring the fact that the pats/niners discussed tom brady before garoppolo was dealt, that first quote is insane.

  6. oldredgunslinger

    I have a feeling the Cowboys and Jets will rekindle talks around the draft.

  7. Wade Herbers

    HIs feelings were hurt??? Who gives a flying F…..He has quite the assessment of himself. He’s a good football player , but not a top 10 defender in this league. The Jets would have been fools not to try and get someone to overpay for him. They need LOTS of talent , and if they could have gotten a 1 and a pair of 2’s they would have done it. He should be proud someone thought enough of his talent and tried to get him , and be proud that the Jets thought enough of him to ask for the moon. Now if he’s still hurt have him call his momma or his preacher. Way overblown.

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