Jamal Adams unfollows Jets on Instagram

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On the surface, it feels stupid, petty, and foolish to track the social-media habits of pro athletes. At a deeper level, gestures like unfollowing the team and/or removing any reference to it from the bio provide important glimpses into a player’s mindset.

The latest player who may be thinking about moving on from the team that drafted him is Jets safety Jamal Adams.

Adams has unfollowed the Jets on Instagram, and he has removed any reference to the Jets from his bio.

Adams is still following the Jets on Twitter. So who knows what any of it means?

But here’s the reality: Players are realizing that they have power, and the better a player is, the more power he has. And with guys like Minkah Fitzpatrick getting traded by the Dolphins and Jalen Ramsey openly asking for a trade out of Jacksonville, other players will be inspired to make the same move.

With Adams, here’s the other reality: He’s not bashful. If he wants out of New York, he’ll quickly do more than play games on social media. He’ll make his wishes known.

45 responses to “Jamal Adams unfollows Jets on Instagram

  1. Told ya.

    This kid is immature, overrated and only cares about himself. I do not get why the Jets keep drafting these self-promoting, mouthy and immature prospects. They just keep doing it.

    He’s also wildly overrated. He’s a downhill SS. Big deal. He’s not good in coverage and it’s a passing league, so it looked like NY traded up for a Rover at LB, basically.

    He’s a poor man’s Pat Chung that was taken in the middle of Rd 1. That’s poor value for what should be a cornerstone draft pick.

    Even Kam Chamcellor was not a 1st rd pick. Leave it to the Jets to keep drafting guys who have poor lateral movement and get by with bravado only.

  2. I have been waiting for this for a long time. Players seem to be getting more and more frustrated with the poorly run organizations that are seemingly always in constant disarray.

  3. This is a horrible trend that will turn the NFL into the NBA. It’s a big reason why I stopped watching basketball a few years back. All of the stars just want to go to the same half dozen teams, making the league top heavy with very few contenders. I would not enjoy that happening in the NFL either.

  4. Bearfan54 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    I have 648 Facebook friends but only 3 will show up to my funeral.

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    Text me the date and time and I’ll see if it fits into my calendar.

  5. Trade him. We can put someone else on the field that will commit asinine penalties all game.

    This made me laugh. Thankfully he’s made a career out of intercepting josh Allen like he promised he would

  6. Kap started it by ruining the Anthem. Now these self-absorb millennial idiots are going to stomp and cry off to other teams. Thanks Antonio. The only way to save the NFL is to hold the line on these demands. Sit the player and write contracts now that say ‘if you throw a fit to demand a trade, you don’t get paid’. Then, talent no longer will be the main prerequisite for drafting a player. It will be ‘is the guy a self-promoting malcontent and a locker room cancer’ more than talent. At which point, let those guys go to the XFL

  7. PersonaNonGrata says:
    September 17, 2019 at 12:32 pm
    So wait – he’s removed any reference to himself from his own bio?

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    Yeah, pretty much. Takes courage to do the right thing, huh?

  8. Would you rather: Draft a stud player with swagger, let him help your team for two or three years, and then watch him self-implode like Minkah, Jalen, and Adams?

    Or would you rather draft a guy that busts his ass day in and day out, on field and off field, in the locker room and in the film room, may not be a Pro Bowler but will lead your defense for a decade?

    Some day, teams will learn to play the long game with these “swagger” players.

  9. fishfan77 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 11:51 am
    Really? Unfollowing someone on social media is now a viable sports news article. Smh….
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    I think they make it pretty clear in the first paragraph to take from this what you will and don’t give it much credence, but in this day and age, there usually is some meaning behind “unfollowing” someone or something.

  10. yes and this power the players have now will be the end of pro sports as we know it. Next thing we are going to hear is why the fans should support the players that want to leave. After all the new way to win now in professional sports is to kick and scream and force a trade to not only another team but a winning team that has the chance to win. It is the Deon Sanders model.

  11. Bearfan54 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    I have 648 Facebook friends but only 3 will show up to my funeral.
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    If there is food and alcohol after I would consider showing.

  12. 1) How good is Jamal Adams? Is he elite? No. He’s very good, but he’s not elite.

    2) Is he a team leader? He likes to talk a lot, thats for sure. But when I look at their new free agent CJ Mosely I see what a LEADER looks like. Mosely was directing the defense.

    3) Since Jamal Adams considers himself elite how much does he want? Is he worth that? The only reason to (over)pay him is they have drafted so poorly for 7 years they have no one else worth paying. Let Leonard Williams walk.

    4) I don’t blame any pro player for wanting off a terrible team. The way to do that is to keep your mouth shut and play well and then leave when your contract is up. Guaraanteed you will get paid.

    5) The Jets ownership is awful, and prior to Joe Douglas they hired Idzik and maccagnan, thats 7 years of terrible drafting. The owner hired the HC Adam gase.
    Why would anyone wnat to play for the Jets. Other than money. Just don’t gripe about it.

  13. carloswlassiter says:
    September 17, 2019 at 12:01 pm
    Best player on the team.

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    The best player on the team? You might want to tune in Sunday and see what NE does to Jamal Adams, even without Gronk. lmao

  14. Adams is a great player, but he played an overly aggressive stupid game last night. It was out of character for him. Adam Gase was a bad coach in Miami and he’s still a bad coach in NY.

  15. murphyslaw40 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    Would you rather: Draft a stud player with swagger, let him help your team for two or three years, and then watch him self-implode like Minkah, Jalen, and Adams?

    Or would you rather draft a guy that busts his ass day in and day out, on field and off field, in the locker room and in the film room, may not be a Pro Bowler but will lead your defense for a decade?

    Some day, teams will learn to play the long game with these “swagger” players.

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    The latter descirpition reminds me of Pats players. Someone like, say, 4th rd pick Trey Flowers.

    Flowers was taken in the same draft as #5 overall Leonard Williams. LOL

  16. pastabelly says:
    September 17, 2019 at 2:36 pm
    Adams is a great player, but he played an overly aggressive stupid game last night. It was out of character for him. Adam Gase was a bad coach in Miami and he’s still a bad coach in NY.

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    If Adams is a great player, then Pat Chung is going to the HOF. He’s not a great player. They can keep telling is how great Leonard Williams is, too. Laughable.

    Williams is an outright BUST. Adams is overrated and mediocre, but sure makes for a physical SS who would have been great in the 1990s!

  17. Adams was either 1st or second(sacks, pressures, fumble recoveries, passes defended, qb rating with balls thrown in his coverage, tackles behind line of scrimmage) in just about every category fir safeties last year. If anything, hes underrated because he wears green laundry. Pat Chung blew the 2011 dovisional v Jets in your building Ty by optioning a fake punt which Jets sniffed out. Sanchez beat Brady on road, in your building. I was there.

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