Jamal Adams’ passion for football was undeniable and always on display at LSU. He wasted no time showing that to the New York Jets this offseason.
And in a surprising way to the NFL’s commissioner on Monday.
Sitting next to Roger Goodell at a fan forum, the rookie safety had this to say when asked about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com.
Adams said this sitting right next to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) July 31, 2017
CTE continues to be a huge talking point in the NFL as awareness around the progressive degenerative disease has grown. It afflicts the brain of people who have suffered repeated concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
The NFL denied the possible effects of concussions for years before putting more of an emphasis on safety recently. That response from Adams had to at least make Goodell a little uneasy, although it was welcomed by the fans in attendance, which is also worth noting.
Adams was taken with the No. 6 overall pick by the Jets in the 2017 NFL Draft. On Thursday, it was reported that Adams agreed to a 4-year, $22.3 million deal, all of which is guaranteed. He also received a $14.3 million signing bonus.