Well, someone actually believes the Philadelphia Eagles are Adams’ best fit.
Well, if someone would have wagered that Cam Newton would have found a new home before Jamal Adams a week ago, that person would have won a ton of bets. If you missed what’s been going on, let’s get you caught up. The New York Jets all-world safety seems to be at an impasse with his current team and wants out. He named the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, and Kansas City Chiefs as places where he’d like to end up.
Somewhere in there, it was mentioned that he’s a Texas native who probably grew up a Cowboys fan. Shortly thereafter, a tweet began floating around where he and a Dallas fan were yelling at each other in passing out of their respective car windows, and the world went bananas.
None of that has led to anything solid as here we are, right around a week after “shout gate”, and, as mentioned, the biggest NFL news has been the New England Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton to a one-year deal shortly after it was learned that they’d be fined some pocket change and they’d lose a draft pick. Ironic isn’t it? That’s another story for another day though.
The Philadelphia Eagles are again mentioned in conjunction with Adams.
If you’re like most “Birds” fans, you’ve probably already dismissed the Adams rumors as another in a long line of narratives that connect a disgruntled NFL star with Philly. This is different though.
This is a generational talent who’s also being mentioned as someone Dallas wants, and his presence would, no doubt, help shift the balance of power in the NFC East. For that reason, this is a story worth watching, especially if a trusted source is talking. On the final Monday of June, one of those sources touched on the subject as NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt mentioned the Eagles as the best fit for Adams. Here’s some of what he had to say.
"General manager Howie Roseman, who employed Jets (general manager) Joe Douglas as his vice president of player personnel for three seasons, isn’t afraid to make bold moves, and the Eagles could use safety help. Malcolm Jenkins left in free agency, leaving converted corner Jalen Mills, veteran free agent Will Parks, and fourth-round pick K’Von Wallace to attempt to fill his shoes. Adding Adams to a secondary that upgraded at corner via the trade for Darius Slay would take Philadelphia to another level. The only caveat is that salary cap considerations could make this one tough to pull off."
There’s not a ton of information there that we don’t already know, but the fact that Brandt brought this up is proof that this is still worth mentioning and it hasn’t gone away. In three seasons with New York, Adams has been a member of the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team in 2017, and he’s made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons.
Add that to a Second-team All-Pro nod in 2018 and a First-team nod last season, and you can see where the hype is coming from. Adams is already among the best at his position after earning a First-team All-SEC nod in 2016, his final season with the LSU Tigers. What’s scary is he hasn’t hit his prime years yet. Don’t give up on this one if you’re an Eagles fan. He’s a guy worth dedicating a few extra brain cells towards.