It took roughly a week, a number of social media posts and multiple media sessions, but the Jets’ decision-makers and Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams finally cleared the air.
On Monday, Adams said he sat down with coach Adam Gase and general manager Joe Douglas to discuss his frustration and disappointment with them for talking to other teams about moving him.
“We just cleared it up. He apologized, I apologized and we’re good,” Adams said of Douglas. “It’s simple.”
When asked how he is feeling about the talk, Adams said: “I’m smiling. I’m good.”
The Friday before the Oct. 29 trade deadline, Adams met with Gase and Douglas and expressed his interest in being a Jet long-term. On Monday, his agent told him the team was shopping him.
After the Jets opted to keep the young star following discussions with the Cowboys and Ravens, Adams tweeted Douglas “went behind my back.” He told reporters the next day “it hurt me” and he was unsure about his future with the Jets. Douglas and Gase tried to talk to Adams, but he didn’t want to discuss the matter with them, saying he needed time and instead spoke to owner Christopher Johnson last Thursday.
They finally talked on Monday.
“It was a good talk. It went well,” Adams said. “I told them, I don’t hate those guys. I have nothing but respect for them. We’ve moved on, we apologized to each other. We went about it in a little different way on both ends and it is what it is. You live and you learn. It’s not going to hurt our relationship or how I feel about this organization or whatever it is.”
Adams said he wants to be a Jet for a long time, though he couldn’t guarantee what will happen moving forward.
“I would love to be here, man,” the third-year pro and former first-round pick said. “I want to bring success to this organization. I want to bring a Super Bowl to this organization. That’s why I feel like I was placed in New York, to pick up where my dad left off.”
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