Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye
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The New York Jets safety duo of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye is the best in the NFL, as evidenced by the team’s 24-22 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

The New York Jets safety duo of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye is the best in the NFL. It’s just that simple.

There are tremendous duos in the land that plays football for paychecks. Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris of the Minnesota Vikings deserve a shoutout. The Baltimore Ravens tandem of Earl Thomas and Tony Jefferson is solid. Eric Weddle and John Johnson in Los Angeles is also a top-notch pairing.

But when football people are looking at the best safety in the league, Adams, and a tremendous centerfielder in Maye, it’s obvious which duo sits atop of the rankings.

In the Jets 24-22 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6, both safeties were dominant. Adams showcased his in-the-box skills frequently. Jason Witten, while outweighing the man by more than 50 points, simply couldn’t block him.

Maye, playing single-high on most downs, came up with a couple of touchdown-saving tackles early against Ezekiel Elliott.

To cap it off, both Adams and Maye combined to finish off those Boys. On Gregg Williams’s six-man pressure that shut down the Cowboys two-point conversion late, Adams perfectly timed the snap and shot down the A-gap as quickly as anybody could. That forced Dak Prescott to throw much earlier than he wanted, a desperation shot to Witten that featured Maye in tight coverage.

If the Jets want any shot of shocking the world in Week 7, on Monday Night Football against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, the duo of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye will have to come up huge.

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]jetsxfactor.com