10 Dec Getting to Know Jamal Adams
Name: Jamal Lee Adams
Born: October 17, 1995 (age 24) in Lewisville, Texas
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 211 lb.
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Salary: On July 20, 2017, the New York Jets signed Adams to a fully guaranteed four-year, $22.25 million contract that includes a $14.32 million signing bonus.
Your father George Adams played running back in the NFL from 1985 to 1991. What has he taught you? He taught me a lot. He always told me to play fast and go hard. The NFL stands for Not For Long, and that is dead serious. Every time I’m out there on the field, I try to give it my all, because again, you just never know when it’s your last play.
How would you describe your father? Selfless, Passionate. Likable. Huge personality. Talks a lot of noise.
What’s your on field mentality? I’m a hungry & passionate guy. The NFL stands for Not For Long, and that is dead serious. Every time I’m out there on the field, I try to give it my all, because again, you just never know when it’s your last play.
Why do you embrace responsibility & leadership? A lot of people just don’t like dealing with pressure. It comes with a lot of things. I’m OK with who I am. I’m OK with this organization. I’m very confident in this organization and very confident in myself. So whatever it is, I’ll definitely take the blame. I’m just a confident, man. I’m really, really confident in this team.
You’ve been on a team that’s been horrible for decades, and you’re a guy who wants to inject that losing culture with passion. How do you do that? Just coming into the locker room, you realize the energy isn’t there, and you have to bring it out of people. The veterans are more chill, calm, cool, collected. And you’ve got to bring in some young guys who are going to bring the juice to get them going, because they still got it but they’re not used to it because it’s not in the locker room.
How do you get inside of someones head? The majority of people aren’t mentally tough, so you can keep talking noise and say whatever you want, and once they speak back, you’ve got ‘em. And then when he starts forgetting his plays, forgetting his landmarks as far as running a route, as far as catching the ball, you got him. You’re in his head.
What do you like to do on an off day? Sleep
Give me one word that describes yourself? Unique