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Jamal Adams Explains Why He Was So Upset With Trade Rumors

Jamal Adams getting set to take the field for the New York Jets against the Bills.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 11: Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets prepares to take the field prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on November 11, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Perhaps no player was as irate over Tuesday's frenzy of trade deadline rumors as New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams. After reports that the Jets fielded calls and that the team set a massive pricetag on him, Adams went off on Twitter.

Jets general manager Joe Douglas explained later that day that the Jets listened, but did not shop him as Adams suggested.

However, on Wednesday Adams took to the podium and told the media it didn't matter.

Adams explained that the Jets shouldn't have even picked up the phone because "The Rams don't take calls on Aaron Donald...the Patriots don't take calls on Tom Brady. That's where I hold myself, in that regard."

It's pretty clear that the Jets value Adams on the level of a truly elite player. The team was reportedly asking for a first-round draft pick and two second-round picks from the Dallas Cowboys. Adams added in the Wednesday press conference that he would "love to go" to Dallas, near where he grew up.

Adams was the No. 6 overall pick by the Jets in the 2017 NFL Draft. After a strong rookie season, he earned Pro Bowl, Second-Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl MVP honors in his second year.

But the entire team has been brutal in 2019 en route to a 1-6 start. If Joe Douglas - who didn't even draft Adams - feels he could get a treasure trove of picks or players in a deal, just about any GM would 'pick up the phone' for an offer like that.