New York Jets’ secondary has been decimated with injuries in recent weeks, with both their top cornerback Trumaine Johnson and his replacement Kyron Brown dealing with hamstring issues. This is why their Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams decided to volunteer and said he was open to switching positions in order to help the team.
“If they need me to go to corner, I’ll go to corner,” – said Adams via ESPN’s Rich Cimini. “I’m dead serious.”
While there is no doubt that Adams, regarded as one of the best safeties on the game, could fill the CB role if needed, there is a low chance of this actually happening. Jets also lack depth on safety position, and if Adams switched, they would just replace one problem with another.
Jets’ opted against bringing back the 2018’s starter Morris Claiborne in the offseason, instead signing Johnson to a five-year, $72.5 million contract. With him and Brown now out, presumably for a longer period, the team will have to rely on Darryl Roberts and Brian Poole to make an impact early in the season.
Also, Jets’ head coach Adam Gase hoes that there will be some players who will make the best out of the bad situation and emerge as contributors.
“This is a great opportunity for a lot of guys. Somebody has to step up and make a name for themselves.” – Gase told reporters.