In November, Jamal Adams stated he needed to be a “Jet for Life.” Thursday, he stated he needs to retire a Seahawk.
The security spoke to reporters Thursday for the primary time since Saturday’s blockbuster commerce, which lastly concluded a months-long saga between Adams and the Jets.
“The plan is to retire right here,” Adams stated from Seattle on a Zoom name with the media.
Adams stated he cried “tears of pleasure” on Saturday when he came upon he was being traded. The deal — which despatched a pair of first-round picks, a third-round choose and security Bradley McDougald to the Jets for Adams and a fourth-round choose — got here a month after Adams had requested a commerce out of New York, sad over a scarcity of progress on a contract extension.
“I prayed on it exhausting and I requested God to position me the place I wanted to be, whether or not that was to return to New York or whether or not that’s to be traded,” Adams stated. “That is my calling. I’m right here to remain and I’m excited to be a Seattle Seahawk.”
Within the leadup to the commerce, Adams had trashed Jets coach Adam Gase and stated normal supervisor Joe Douglas had promised him a contract provide. Douglas has since denied that declare whereas including that Adams’ feedback had nothing to do with the commerce coming to fruition.
Adams sang a unique tune Thursday and stated a number of former Jets teammates known as to want him properly.
“They stated they’re going to overlook me, they love me,” Adams stated. “And it’s the identical again. I’ve no hate in my coronary heart in the direction of anybody — Joe, Adam Gase, anybody. I want all of them properly.”
The previous first-round choose, in the meantime, seems to be fairly glad in his new residence.
“I’m actually overwhelmed, however on the identical time, it’s so surreal to be round an important group like Seattle and to be coached by legendary coaches, Corridor of Fame coaches, enjoying with Corridor of Famers,” Adams stated. “From Russ [Russell Wilson] to Bobby [Wagner], KJ [Wright], Bruce Irvin, Quandre Diggs. The listing goes on and on. I’m simply excited to be right here.”