Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams was beaten for what was essentially the winning touchdown by Jake Ferguson in Thursday’s 41-35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. As if that wasn’t enough, he made matters worse on social media on Friday.
New York Jets beat reporter Connor Hughes, who’s covered the team since Adams was still with them, tweeted/X’ed “Yikes” on the touchdown. He never mentioned Jamal by name, but it’s pretty clear who the “Yikes” is for. Nothing more, nothing less.
That prompted Adams to quote his post with his own “Yikes” response, except he chose to go after the appearance of Hughes’ wife. Adams eventually deleted the post, but here’s the screenshot.
I’m not aware of any potential feud between Hughes and Adams that could have stemmed from Jamal’s Jets career, but even still, this is incredibly immature and unjustified. It doesn’t seem like Adams is remorseful, either.
The backlash has been fierce.
The #Cowboys dodged a major bullet by not trading for Jamal Adams in every way possible.— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) December 1, 2023
Do you know what kind of amazing piece of shit you have to be to rally Jets twitter around any of their beat writers? Jamal Adams is on another level...— Mike (@TheMikeDonnelly) December 1, 2023
The weakest of sauces from Jamal Adams. Taking cheap shots at people doesn't change the fact that he's been a disaster with the Seahawks and the Jets have been a better defense without him. https://t.co/gEzMQaZXtq— Rob “Stats” Guerrera (@StatsOnFire) December 1, 2023
Things I know: @Connor_J_Hughes is a star. His wife is wonderful. The Jets got a haul for Jamal Adams that made me question my reality.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) December 1, 2023
There’s not much more to say. From a football standpoint, the trade and subsequent market-setting contract has been an abject disaster for a variety of reasons. This year he’s already had multiple altercations with concussion doctors, and the one that got him fined wasn’t even for his own concussion check. Now he’s going after a reporter’s family because of a one-word social media slight.
I’ll end this article with Jamal’s own words from 2018.