Damn, the equipment staff got jokes. Btw this isn’t my first pick 6 in practice… pic.twitter.com/b8u9lrXBLg
— JamalAdams (@TheAdams_era) December 21, 2017
It apparently took 14 games and some practices, but New York Jets’ rookie Jamal Adams finally got his first interception.
When the New York Jets drafted Jamal Adams with the sixth overall pick they were expecting big things in his rookie season.
While Adams has impressed in his rookie campaign with 66 combined tackles and two sacks, there’s been something missing from his resume: interceptions. To be specific, he hasn’t had one all season, well until now of course.
An A+ for effort goes to the Jets equipment staff—that was well executed. While Adams collected five interceptions during his collegiate career at LSU, he has yet to see that success translate to the pros.
It’s not due to lack of attempts though. Adams has dropped multiple interceptions this season, that coulda, woulda, and maybe that he shoulda came down with.
The Jets double-dipped at the safety position in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, a strategy that was questioned by experts across the league. Despite that criticism, Marcus Maye has arguably played even better than Adams this season.
But the Jets have been pleased with the play of both of their rookies via Todd Bowles from the New York Jets Media Relations Department:
On Adams and Maye…
Again, very pleased with them. They’re getting experience every week. They’re playing hard every week, they’re making plays every week. They make their share of mistakes, but they are fewer and fewer. They play a lot harder and a lot better than the mistakes they make, so I’m happy with where they are.
But I wouldn’t hit the panic button just yet. These things happen, for instance, Leonard Williams has played well this season, yet his sack totals are marginal (two sacks).
The Jets have started some new trends that will force other teams to reevaluate their draft strategies. It’s not over yet though for Adams, he still has two more games to get on the scoreboard.