Less than 24 hours after his release from the Philadelphia Eagles, Josh Adams has found a new home. He’s now with the New York Jets.
It’s amazing how quickly things change in the NFL. One minute, you’re an undrafted free agent playing your way onto the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. The next, injuries force you onto the active roster. The very next, you’re the leading rusher on the for the defending Super Bowl Champions.
That was the life that Josh Adams led a season ago. The swiftness with which life can change in the NFL has been known for quite some time though, and life changed in a hurry again for Adams towards the end of the 2018-19 season.
A fumble versus the Houston Texans seemed to lead to some hesitancy and the Eagles’ coaching staff’s decision to rely more on the guys they were more familiar with, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood, down the stretch and in the NFL Playoffs.
Adams, once one of the go-to guys, was forced to watch the postseason from the sideline.
Adams came into the 2019 preseason buried on the depth chart, and with another fumble in the preseason opener, he seemed to, again, lose the trust of his coaches. He’d rebound with some respectable showings, but when the final day of roster cuts came, what we all thought was inevitable happened.
The Eagles have moved on from Adams in favor of the guys they really wanted to retain, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles. Their second-round choice from 2019’s draft, Miles Sanders, was also on the roster. So was their offseason pickup, Jordan Howard.
Adams’ dismissal, though not surprising, has led him to another team that wears a different shade of green. According to a report by Field Yates, he’s, now, with the New York Jets, Philly’s final opponent of the 2019 preseason.
There, he’s reunited with Joe Douglas, Philly’s former Vice President of Player Personnel and the Jets’ current general manager.
So far, it’s been an up-and-down ride for Adams. After working his way into the defending champion’s running back rotation, he’s now on the practice squad of a team that went 4-12 a season ago. His 2019 season will begin in identical fashion to his rookie campaign, but that’s a whole lot better than being unemployed. Let’s see how things go in New York.