18 Dec Getting to Know N.Y. Jets Safety Jamal Adams
Name: Jamal Lee Adams
Born: October 17, 1995 (age 23) in
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. Likeable. Huge personality. Talks a lot of noise.
Why do you embrace responsibility & leadership? A lot of people just don’t want that pressure. It comes with a lot of things. It comes with a lot of pressure. Obviously, a lot of things will lean on me if we don’t do well this year. But I’m OK with that. 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 confident, man. I’m really, really confident in this team.
Is there a receiver in the NFL you’d love to hit? I’d really love to get Odell Beckham Jr.. That’s my brother, but I definitely want to catch him. But he’s a hell of a player, as everybody knows. I came in (to LSU) as soon as he left. As everybody knows, Odell is a different talent. Very passionate with what he does. You can only respect him on the field. But if I can get him, I’m definitely going to try to.
Is there a quarterback you’d love to pick off? I want to get Brady before he’s gone. I dropped one in the last game. Me and his receiver, it hit both of our hands, so I consider it a drop. But I really want to get Tom.