New York Jets star safety Jamal Adams is looking to star in a new role in 2019: general manager of the team.
Safety Jamal Adams is doing work on the recruiting trail to build a perfect roster.
That, of course, starts with “getting some more dogs” on the team, according to “new” general manager Adams. One of the biggest dogs in the 2019 free agency pound will be Le’Veon Bell and Adams has wasted no time in trying to lure him to Gotham.
Brian Costello of the New York Post writes “the Jets star safety said he has not heard from Bell directly, but he sat down with Adisa Bakari, Bell’s agent, last week at the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla.”
Meeting with the agent is the first step to consummating a deal. Bell’s M-O appears to be getting as much money as humanly possible this March. The Jets happen to be among the top-five teams in the NFL with the most moolah to spend. How convenient.
Historically speaking, throwing a lot of money at a running back (a position of decreasing market value) hasn’t been smart. However, this is a rare circumstance.
The Jets are spending less money at the most important position (quarterback) than most teams have to in this league. That’s because Sam Darnold is still on his rookie deal, which provides luxury to the green and white to be a little looser with their finances at some other positions.
This is a free agent class that’ll be robbed of star talent due to the franchise tag. The Jets have to do whatever they can to bring star talent to the team. Bell appears to be their best option on the market.
Although Adams isn’t stopping with his pursuit of Bell, he has apparently spoken with multiple free agents-to-be about the possibility of forming a super team with the Jets. While he wouldn’t indicate who those players are, he seems confident that the Jets will be a winning team sooner rather than later.