New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams reveals his excitement over winning the appeal on the Baker Mayfield hit that drew a fine.

Robby Sabo

FLORHAM PARK, NJ—First of all, don’t you dare talk football. It’s mama’s birthday and that’s always the first priority.

New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams made sure to wish his mother a special happy birthday on Thursday in Florham Park.

“Hold on, first off, happy birthday to my mother,” Adams said as reporters looked to get in on the questions. “I love you. I miss you. … go ahead.”

Without missing a beat, No. 33 danced to the question surrounding his victory in appealing the fine he racked up after hitting Baker Mayfield on Monday Night Football during Week 2 action.

“I told you … see, if you just listen to me,” Adams said.

As I previously broke down, the call (and subsequent fine) was ridiculous. Adams hit Mayfield without helmet contact and did so in perfect timing.

The hit only looked much worse due to Mayfield’s momentum carrying his body further in the air. When two players are moving and collide, the hit always looks worse than reality.

Confidence remained a theme of the day. With Sam Darnold back and things looking a little less cloudy, Adams’s vibe could be felt throughout the entire facility.

“I’m gonna be completely honest and tell you straight up … I knew I was gonna win it because it was legal,” Adams proclaimed.

Adams, 23, has racked up 20 tackles (one for loss), three passes defended, a pick-six and one potentially costly quarterback hit on the season. The Second-Team All-Pro from a season ago remains the team’s best player on a defense that’s played well for Gregg Williams through four games.

Statistics or not, it always circles back to mama.

“I’m just happy, you know, that it (the money) wasn’t taken out because now I can spend that lovely money on my lovely mother for her birthday.”

Jamal Adams and the New York Jets are preparing for a tough Dallas Cowboys team in Week 6 action. The game is scheduled for this Sunday in the swamps of Northern New Jersey. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET.

Nobody should be surprised if mama has her eyes glued on No. 33 in Gotham Green (or Stealth Black).

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]