New York Jets Rookie Jamal Adams Admits He Was a New York Giants Fan Growing Up
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: Jamal Adams of LSU visits the SiriusXM NFL Radio talkshow after being picked #6 overall by the New York Jets during the first round of 2017 NFL Draft at Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

New York Jets rookie Jamal Adams admits that he was a fan of New York’s other football team when he was growing up.

New York Jets rookie Jamal Adams said on Wednesday that he was the biggest New York Giants fan when he was growing up.

Adams grew up in Dallas, Texas. So why wasn’t he a Dallas Cowboys fan?

Probably because his father, George Adams, played for the Giants from 1985 to 1989. His mother Michelle is a New York native, as she was born and raised in Yonkers.


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Adams claims he had Giants jerseys, a Giants clock in his bedroom and Big Blue posters on the wall. Tiki Barber, Corey Webster, Hakeem Nicks, and Plaxico Burress were Adams’ favorite players.

“I was literally the biggest Giants fan,” he told Rich Cimini of ESPN. “That’s all I knew. Now I bleed Jets.”

He added that his favorite Big Blue memory is the Giants winning the Super Bowl in 2008.

“My favorite memory is winning the Super Bowl, when Eli [Manning] threw it to Plaxico,” he said. “That was my favorite all-time.”

While Adams wasn’t drafted by the favorite team of his childhood, he got as close as possible when he was selected sixth overall by the Jets. Ironically, the Jets play the Giants in the annual Snoopy Bowl on Saturday.

It will be interesting to if Adams has a little extra incentive going up against Big Blue.

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