New York Jets Jamal Adams
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Jamal Adams had a pretty stellar rookie campaign for the New York Jets last season. This year, he’s ready for more and he’s not messing around.

Diets are so yesterday, right? Wrong! Jamal Adams is bringing the diet fad to the New York Jets for his offseason and hoping it’ll help in a big way.

So, what exactly does that diet look like? For Adams, he let reporters know just how serious he is about this, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

“I stopped eating fried food,” Adams told reporters. “I eat fish, anything that’s grilled, basically. I’m trying new things. I didn’t eat asparagus; now I eat asparagus…I’m stepping up my game as far as my diet.”

According to Cimini, Adams’ inspiration comes from seeing Tom Brady and LeBron James and their extensive diets. Brady’s TB12 diet has been in the news for a while and clearly, it’s been working for the reigning NFL MVP.

If Adams puts together an even better year than he did in his first full year in the league, it would be very impressive, especially since he had two sacks on the season and 20 assisted tackles.

His best game of the season came during the regular season finale against Brady and the New England Patriots, where he had 10 combined tackles, a career-high for the young safety.

The motivation behind it isn’t just to emulate some famous athletes. No, Adams says it is to improve his own well-being for nobody but himself.

“I’m taking care of my body a little more,” Adams told reporters, per Cimini. “It’s those little things that, hopefully, help me get that edge on my competitors. I’m just trying to do the little things the right way at all times.”

If anyone is serious about the sport, it’s this guy. Hopefully some more of this teammates can take a page out of his book and start doing things to better their performance next year.

Eat up, Adams. You got this!


Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.