Seahawks Safety Jamal Adams Says He ‘Fought Depression’ With Jets

By Ari Meirov

Jamal Adams did everything he could to get out of New York this past offseason and now he’s going into detail about his time there.

Adams said on the “All Things Covered” podcast hosted by Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and former NFL cornerback Bryant McFadden that he fought depression while he was with the Jets.

“Bro, I fought depression in New York,” Adams said. “There’s been so many times where I came home after a tough loss and just sat in my room in the dark – no phone, no TV. (My dad) hated to see me like that. It killed my pops so much … He was calling my agent at the time and saying, ‘Hey man, I don’t like seeing my son like this. I need him out of this situation.’ It took a toll on my life outside of football.”

Adams went on to say the Jets were a “laughingstock.”

“I knew I couldn’t do it anymore when my mom called and said ‘Son, I don’t want you there anymore.’ I knew it was my time to go,” Adams said.

“They do not want to win. Let’s be honest. [In Seattle], this is how the NFL is supposed to be. This is the dream I was dreaming.”

Adams made it clear that he “wanted to stick it out” with the Jets and to “be a Jet for life.” However, he just couldn’t put up with the team’s ineptitude.

“Money’s a plus, but I love the game of football,” Adams said. “I was sick of hearing ‘the rebuild year.'”

The Jets are the only winless team in the NFL at 0-9, while the Seahawks are 6-3 on the season.

Adams missed four games due to a groin injury but returned two weeks ago against Buffalo.

The Seahawks have a big divisional game coming up on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals.

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