Jamal Adams all hugs with Jets, Gase after setting NFL sack record


For the Jets and Jamal Adams, distance appears to have made the heart grown fonder.

Adams was all hugs with his former Gang Green teammates and coaches following Sunday's blowout win by the Seattle Seahawks, a game in which Adams made NFL history.

The former No. 6 overall draft pick etched his name in the record books for most sacks in a single season by a defensive back, after he was credited with chasing Jets quarterback Sam Darnold out of bounds for a loss of yards in the second quarter.

The sack gave Adams 8.5 on the season, placing him ahead of former Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson, who had 8 in 2005.

Adams said it was "an honor" to set the new mark, and he's "been chasing this one!"

That Adams set the mark against his former team -- amid its potentially winless season, no less -- was all too fitting.

But for Jets head coach Adam Gase, there was no hard feelings apparently.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Gase said Adams was among the many Seattle players he embraced post-game.

"I saw him after the game," Gase said. "I hugged him, and told him 'go try to get one.'"

In the days prior to the Week 14 matchup, Gase said he was blindsided by Adams' offseason trade request, a claim that turned heads considering Adams had appeared to publicly express his displeasure with the organization on several occasions.

Adams, for his part, told reporters last week that he held no animosity toward Gase.

"We had a solid relationship," Adams said. "I don't hate Adam Gase, I have no problem with Adam Gase. I just didn't feel he handled certain situations well as a head coach. And that's just my opinion, everybody is entitled to their opinion, right?"