Published: Sat, November 02, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Adams still ‘hurt’ Jets listened to trade offers for him

Adams still ‘hurt’ Jets listened to trade offers for him

Jamal Adams appears to be unhappy with the New York Jets' front office.

Williams was previously rumored to be on the trade block, with the Jets seemingly uninterested in bringing the up-and-down lineman back at the end of his expiring contract. And while Adams was saying how he felt, Le'Veon Bell made sure to crack a joke on he way past the podium. Bell also said that he understands better than anyone the business side of the National Football League and why he was in play at the deadline.

Williams was part of Maccagnan's first draft class, and the Jets were thrilled he fell to them at No. 6 after many considered him the best all-around player available going in. "And, ultimately, the offers we received for these players didn't equal the value that we have for them".

The Jets have seen quite a bit of dysfunction this year and it all started with the hiring of head coach Adam Gase, who has turned out to be a huge disaster.

ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday reported Adams "would like to go home to Texas and play for the Cowboys", a report the star safety is denying. For a second, it looked like Adams was heading to Dallas to become a Cowboy. Robby Anderson also accepted Douglas' explanation.

"I thought about it, obviously", Williams said after the Jets' 29-15 loss at Jacksonville on Sunday. The guy's an absolute warrior. "I did feel the same way, so I understand where he's coming from".

The deal reportedly was a source of disagreement between former general manager Mike Maccagnan, who negotiated it, and new coach Adam Gase, who reportedly was against it. Maccagnan was sacked later in the offseason and eventually replaced by Douglas.

But moments after Douglas spoke to reporters, Adams took to social media and wrote on Twitter how the GM "went behind my back" to shop him to other teams.

Leading up to the deadline Tuesday afternoon, Pro Bowl New York Jets safety Jamal Adams was bandied about as trade bait. Douglas called it a "simple miscommunication" with Adams.

Adams is man enough to tell you that he messed up, but there's no room for messing up by him and teammates in the next five weeks.

Douglas added that he doesn't take Adams' tweet personally, and the two will speak to clear things up. It's likely that they were hoping for an extra third or fourth-rounder as well, but didn't get it, so the trade fell through before the deadline.

"I'm happy as hell to be a New York Jet", said Bell, who signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal in March.

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