The wound from Jamal Adams’ departure still stings for many New York Jets fans, and after his subpar performance on Thursday Night Football, they seized the chance to mock their former star safety.
Adams struggled in the game, allowing multiple catches for 48 yards, including the decisive touchdown. His four missed tackles and a high passer rating when targeted added fuel to the fans’ taunts. Taking to social media during and after the game, Jets supporters didn’t hold back in trolling the former All-Pro safety.
In an unexpected turn, Adams targeted Jets beat reporter Connor Hughes on social media, making disparaging comments about Hughes’ wife.
Once a beloved figure and possibly the face of the franchise, Adams’ contract dispute and disagreement with the team’s leadership led to his abrupt departure.
Traded to the Seattle Seahawks after an All-Pro season, Adams’ once-positive relationship with Jets fans now seems strained. The personal attack on a reporter has drawn criticism, with many calling for Adams to apologize for crossing a line that extends beyond the football field.