Jets’ Jamal Adams Slams General Manager For Going Behind His Back Over Trade Discussion
The New York Jets have taken another loss this week after star safety Jamal Adams, took to Twitter on Wednesday (Oct. 30tg), blasting the team’s general manager, Joe Douglas. Prior to their rift, Adams addressed rumors before the NFL trade deadline of his request to be traded from the team. He says,
“Any reports of me asking to be traded from the New York Jets are completely false.“
He later adds his meeting with Jets front office, saying he told Douglas last week that he wanted to remain with the Jets but the team’s GM had alternative plans to shop the safety around to teams.
“At the end of the week last week, I sat down with the GM and Coach Gase and told them I want to be here in New York. I was told yesterday by my agent that the GM then went behind my back and shopped me around to teams, even after I asked him to keep me here! Crazy business.”
After being put on blast on social media, Joe Douglas spoke on the miscommunication between the disgruntled safety.
“Teams have been calling us ever since there was a social media issue a few weeks back. My message was clear, that Jamal was an absolute stud and we’re not interested in moving him.
He continues, adding that he always listens to trade offers,
“Teams continued to call. I was always taught where I’m from, if a team calls, you listen to what they have to say.”
Jamal Adams, a No. 6 overall in the 2017 draft by the Jets, spoke to the media about how he felt hurt by the news of the team shopping him.
“I didn’t take that lightly. It definitely hurt me. You know what I mean? I hold myself at a high level. You know, the Rams don’t, they don’t take calls on Aaron Donald. The Patriots don’t take calls on Tom Brady. That’s where I hold myself, in that regard.”
"The Rams don't take calls on Aaron Donald … the Patriots don't take calls on Tom Brady. That's where I hold myself, in that regard."
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 30, 2019
According to reports, the two have yet to have a conversation to work through their misunderstanding which could potentially have a negative effect on Adams effort on the field. The Jets are coming off back to back losses, most recently a 29-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Sunday (Oct. 27th). They will enter Week 8 with a disappointing 1-6 record for the season.
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