Jamal Adams is headed to his second consecutive Pro Bowl.
The NFL announced Tuesday that the Jets' third-year safety earned his second Pro Bowl invitation after he elevated his game and became one of the top defensive players in the league. He leads all NFL defensive backs with 6.5 sacks — a single-season franchise record for DBs, and 1.5 shy of the NFL record held by former S Adrian Wilson (2005).
Although Adams has missed the past two contests due to an ankle injury, he has a team-leading 77 tackles, 14 QH and 2 FF and his 2 TDs rank atop the defense. In addition to the 6.5 sacks and 10 TFL, Adams has also registered 7 PDs and 1 INT. His efforts have helped push defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' unit to a No. 9 overall ranking (328.6 Yds/G) and they have been one of the top rush defenses in football, ranking first in yards allowed per play (3.34) and second in rushing yards allowed per game (88.8).
In an often injury-riddled defense, the Green & White's No. 6 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft has been a consistent force and has produced his best professional season to date.
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After coming up short for the Pro Bowl following his rookie season, Adams took to Twitter and vowed, "I won't miss another Pro Bowl. Believe that." So far, the Jets star safety has lived up to his promise and will head to Orlando, Florida this January for the league's all-star game that will be played on January 26 at Camping World Stadium. Adams is the only member of the Jets to be a 2020 Pro Bowl selection. The NFL's Pro Bowl rosters are determined by a consensus vote of fans, players and coaches and Adams received the most fan votes for a strong safety in the AFC.
Last January, Adams was named Defensive MVP in the NFL's annual all-star game. He had two tackles, one sack and one interception and a couple of pass defenses in the AFC's 26-7 victory over the NFC.
"In the beginning of the game, I couldn't catch. I dropped about two picks," Adams said when the Pro Bowl Most Valuable Player trophy was presented to him and Offensive MVP Patrick Mahomes, the QB for the AFC and the Kansas City Chiefs. "But we came out and played hard. To get so much support from the kids and the fans, that's what it's all about."