After not making the Pro Bowl this season, Jets S Jamal Adams took to Twitter to make a bold prediction for the rest of his career.
I wont miss another Pro bowl. Believe that.- JamalAdams (@TheAdams_era) December 20, 2017
Adams restated his claim after practice Wednedsay saying, "I stand by it." The rookie ranked fifth in fan vote, representing the only Jets player to be in the Top 10 of any position. He is currently a third alternate, and has said he would play if he is called up.
The 22-year-old also believes he didn't play well enough this season to earn a Pro Bowl bid. In 14 games, Adams has accumulated 66 combined tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, and four passes defended. He is still looking for his first career interception as well.
"Not at all," Adams told NJ.com's Darryl Slater. "I hold myself to a higher standard."
But those thinking Adams was frustrated with his tweet shouldn't take it that way he says.
"I wasn't upset about it, man, at all," he said. "It's not about me. It's not about the Pro Bowl. That's not what I came here for. That wasn't my agenda. My agenda was I wanted to create change for this organization. We're laying the foundation."
His confidence in himself, however, is enormous, and that is why that tweet came to fruition.
"t's just the confidence in me. Anybody that steps on the field, they want to be a Pro Bowler. They want to be the best. That's what I've always been taught."
Adams added: "That wasn't my priority. If it happened, it happened. There are a lot of guys that I know on this team that should've made the Pro Bowl, and there are a lot of guys throughout the NFL that should have made it. But it's a numbers thing. It's a popularity thing. Congratulations to everybody that made it."
Adams has played a vital role in the Jets exceeded expectations this season with a 5-9 record, considering they were slated to be the worst team in the NFL to some. He believes the Jets have proved themselves, and are on the right path to more success down the road.
"Yeah, no question," Adams said. "Everybody sees it. We're in ball games. We compete with the teams who are ranked high."