NFL: Jets deal unhappy safety Adams to Seahawks
Disgruntled New York Jets player Jamal Adams was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, one day after he launched a verbal tirade against the team’s head coach, US media reported.
The Jets shipped the 24-year-old all-star safety to the Seahawks for safety Bradley McDougald and three high draft picks, ESPN reported.
“To NY & especially the Jets fans: I love you & will always love you. You all will hold a special place in my heart forever,” Adams wrote on social media.
Adams, who will make $3.6 million in 2020, and the Jets have been at a contract impasse for several months. But he chose Friday to take his frustrations out on Adam Gase, describing the head coach as a poor communicator.
“What really bothers me is that he doesn’t have a relationship with everybody in the building,” Adams told the New York Daily News.
“At the end of the day, he doesn’t address the team. If there’s a problem in the locker room, he lets another coach address the team. He’ll walk out of the locker room and let another coach handle it.”
The teams have yet to confirm the trade which is reported to involve New York receiving McDougald along with three draft picks: first- and third-round picks in 2021 and a first-round pick in 2022.
Texas native Adams has played in two Pro Bowls in the last three seasons. (AFP)