Jamal Adams: Head Coach Adam Gase Isn’t the Right Leader for the Jets

Jets' safety Jamal Adams in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

New York Jets’ star safety Jamal Adams continues to do his best to alienate himself from the organization in an attempt to force a trade. This time, he decided to take a jab at his head coach Adam Gase.

In a recent interview with New York Daily News, Adams criticized Gase and said that he isn’t the right leader for the Jets organization.

“I don’t feel like he’s the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land,” said Adams. “As a leader, what really bothers me is that he doesn’t have a relationship with everybody in the building.”

Adams didn’t miss the opportunity to voice his displeasure with general manager Joe Douglas as well, blasting him for the way he handled the recent contract negotiations.  

“It was very insulting,” Adams added.

Jamal Adams officially asked the New York Jets to trade him back in June after the organization didn’t give him a contract extension he wants. However, Jets have been taking the slow and steady approach with the matter, as they have him under contract for three more years with the franchise tag included.

Reportedly, Jets are willing to consider offers for the All-Pro but expect a big return that would include at least two first-round picks and several more assets. The list of interested teams includes Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, and Dallas Cowboys. 

Adams finished the 2019 season with 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, seven pass deflections, one interception, and one touchdown. He earned his second Pro Bowl selection and was selected First-Team All-Pro for the first time in his career.