The Jets’ fourth-year wide receiver suffered a neck injury during Saturday night’s practice at MetLife Stadium which coach Todd Bowles described as similar to the one that kept Enunwa out of the team’s minicamp in June.
Sitting alongside NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Adams was asked at a fan forum about the potential impact of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease commonly found in football players. His response, via SNY:
If I had a perfect place to die, I would die on the field.
Fans in attendance applauded the answer, according to reporters covering the event.
The safety continued that thought with the mindset of a man who now makes hits for a living: I’m all for making the game safer, but as a defensive player, I’m not a big fan of it.
Adams, 21, was the sixth overall pick in this spring’s NFL Draft out of LSU. Jets coach Todd Bowles praised him and fellow rookie safety Marcus Maye on Sunday for their work early in camp, calling them much farther along than other rookie safeties he’s been around.
More importantly, San Francisco should have plenty of cap space to work with in 2018, which would make it easier for the Niners to win the bidding war that’s likely to ensue once Cousins hits free agency.
Yes, Cousins also has a relationship with new Rams coach Sean McVay, but this will really come down to whether 2016 first overall pick Jared Goff can play competently in year two. And if he doesn’t, Cousins would be walking into a situation with a ton of pressure to succeed right away on an offense that finished last season dead last in the league for scoring and yards per game.