Safety Jamal Adams is at peace after speaking with the New York Jets’ CEO Christopher Johnson about what transpired before the trade deadline.
Adams believes that the team was shopping them although general manager Joe Douglas claims that the team was merely answering phone calls. Either way, Adams has not yet felt ready to speak with Douglas or Adam Gase.
Despite choosing not to speak to Gase or Douglas, Adams isn’t completely shutting himself off from upper management, as he met with CEO Christopher Johnson, per Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press. The meeting went well and Adams said “I’m at peace” with everything.
Jamal Adams says he has spoken to Christopher Johnson and it went well. Says they chatted yesterday. Adams has not yet spoken to Gase or Douglas about the trade deadline situation, but “I’m at peace.” #Jets
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) November 1, 2019
Being a Jet clearly means a lot to Adams, which is why he was so upset that the team was even open to considering trading him. He’s a captain of the team and clearly wants to see the team through their bad period to their next run of success.
A dicey situation has thus far been handled correctly by Gase, who is not speaking about the issue publicly, at least until he and Adams have a chance to air everything out.
The use of the phrase “I’m at peace” is interesting. He hasn’t said that he’s completely over the situation or that he is no longer upset by it. It could merely mean that he’s at peace with the fact that he might not be a Jet forever, or it could mean that he’s at peace with this being the business of the game and he still doesn’t want to leave.
The team still needs to tread lightly with their star player, but a productive conversation with the team’s CEO is a good sign.