Jamal Adams says he wants to retire with the Seattle Seahawks. To Nick Mangold and others, this is downright laughable.
Well, Jets fans would still go to war for Mangold, but Adams is a different story. After months of orchestrating his way out of New York, Adams is the newest member of the Seattle Seahawks, a place where he plans to spend the rest of his career—or so he says.
Mangold took to Twitter to clown Adams for saying he wants to retire as a Seahawk.
— Nick Mangold (@nickmangold) July 31, 2020
As we know from previous reports, Adams was privately trying to force a trade to the Dallas Cowboys last season while publicly clutching his pearls over the notion that general manager Joe Douglas would do his job and pick up the phone when another team called. Adams threw a very public fit over the notion that Douglas would even consider trading him.
Little did we know, at the time Adams was simply trying to force his way to Dallas. Now that Adams is professing his love for Seattle and detailing plans of a long future with the Seahawks, it’s no surprise that people won’t take him at face value.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) July 30, 2020
— Tyler Cornect (@Cornect57) July 30, 2020
Thx for the tags everyone, but he used the ultimate coach/athlete qualifier to protect himself: “My plan is…” https://t.co/KyqreTU7pZ
— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) July 30, 2020
— Danny Small (@dwsmall8) July 30, 2020
Maybe Adams really does want to retire in Seattle. We can’t know for sure, but based on his past history, he has Dallas on his mind. And just to be clear, there’s no shame in Adams wanting to go play for his hometown team! It is what it is, just don’t play these childish games behind the scenes and everyone would be a lot better off for it.
Although it’s worth noting that Douglas flipped Adams for a staggering package from Seattle. Jets fans should probably count their lucky stars that their team now has a treasure chest of draft picks rather than letting Adams bolt for the star in Dallas.