1. If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, this makes up for all of those misses.
Let’s back up a little here. For those of you that are unaware, as we neared dinnertime on the East Coast, ESPN’s NFL Insider, Adam Schefter, broke the news that there are seven teams that Jamal Adams would be interested in suiting up for.
It appears that contract talks with the New York Jets are still at an impasse, and the man who was a First-team All-SEC nod and a Second-team All-American in his final year with the LSU Tigers (2016), has had enough. Adams wants out.
Here are the teams that Adams listed as his preferred landing spots: the Baltimore Ravens, the Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Eagles. Are you noticing a trend here?
Adams was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team in 2017. That was followed by the aforementioned Pro Bowl nods in 2018 and 2019, a Second-team All-Pro nod in 2018, and a and First-team All-Pro nod in 2019. Unfortunately, the Jets haven’t mirrored Adams’ success with wins on the gridiron, and it appears that “33” has had enough. He’s a great player that wants to get paid and doesn’t want to waste his prime years on a bad team.
Sure, it’s become commonplace for the Eagles to be mentioned as a potential landing spot for every disgruntled NFL star, but in this case, the star is the one mentioning the “Birds” as a landing spot. The Eagles have found a way to miss on some difference-makers (Jadeveon Clowney, Yannick Ngakoue, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Deandre Hopkins to name a few), but if they’d be able to pull this off, it would make up for all of those misses. That’s not all either folks. Pay very close attention to this next point.