Ex-LSU defensive back Jamal Adams is fresh off his rookie year with the New York Jets, and it sounds like he’s looking forward to facing one of the top picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Adams is now in the same division as new Bills quarterback Josh Allen and will face him twice a year. On Monday, Adams took the opportunity to troll his new division rival:
Can’t wait to catch passes from one of my fav QB’s! https://t.co/guRVeGEM9K
— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) April 30, 2018
The Josh Allen to Jamal Adams connection for the next decade bout to be SO TIGHT🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/DRL0QLyQqC
— Jack Williams (@actionjack69) April 30, 2018
Adams is far from the first person to poke fun at Allen’s penchant for throwing the ball to the defense, and he won’t be the last — especially if his 56 percent completion percentage doesn’t climb in the NFL.
Allen threw for just 1,812 yards and 16 touchdowns in his junior season at Wyoming, while suffering behind an inexperienced offensive line. He did throw only six interceptions in 2017, but his efficiency rating dropped to a worrisome 127.8.
Meanwhile, Adams was known as a ballhawk for the Tigers, catching five interceptions over his final two seasons in Baton Rouge. It’s very possible he could become a thorn in Allen’s side over the next few years in the AFC East.
However, Adams didn’t show that same habit of creating turnovers as a rookie. He turned in a solid rookie season, starting all 16 games and making 82 total tackles. But he did fail to catch an interception, though he did deflect six passes and recovered a pair of fumbles.
It’s also worth noting Allen will have to beat out former Alabama star AJ McCarron to win the starting job in Buffalo. As the No. 7 overall pick, Allen will likely see the field at some point — but it could be McCarron early on if the team is winning games.
Either way, it’s a funny jab from Adams to a guy who he could share a division with for years to come.