Less than one year after Jamal Adams was traded by the Jets, the safety could reunite with his former head coach in Seattle.
Adam Gase is in the running for the Seahawks offensive coordinator vacancy and has already spoken to Seattle about their opening, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
According to Fowler, Seattle also intends to check in with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback coach Mike Kafka about the offensive coordinator vacancy.
Seattle recently fired Brian Schottenheimer who had spent the last three seasons as the Seahawks offensive coordinator. He's held that same role with a total of three teams over the last dozen years, including six years with the Jets.
As for Gase, the head coach was fired by New York shortly after the Jets lost their regular season finale a few weeks ago. Gase went 9-23 across two seasons as New York's head coach. Brought in to resuscitate the Jets' offense, New York finished with the worst offense in football in both of the last two seasons.
It's certainly interesting that Seattle would pursue a possible offensive coordinator that failed to put together a competent offense as a head coach. Fowler reported, however, that Seattle is "casting [a] wide net" in their offensive coordinator search.
Who knows, maybe a dramatic change in scenery and joining forces with an established quarterback and head coach, in Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll respectively, would do him some good?
Then, there's Adams.
New York sent the All-Pro safety to Seattle in a blockbuster deal last summer after relationships took a turn for the worst, disputing over contractual negotiations. Adams, who wanted to receive the respect he felt he deserved in the form of an extension, publicly criticized Gase on his way out.
That drama cooled down last month when the Jets were preparing to face his Seahawks. Adams told reporters that he didn't hate Gase and that his comments earlier in the year were a result of Gase's coaching style in New York.
Adams reiterated those feelings on that Sunday in Week 14 after his Seahawks shellacked the Jets in a 37-point rout.
"I don’t have any hate towards, not even just Gase, to the organization," Adams explained shortly after briefly interacting with his former head coach on the field. "Everybody just has different views and we had to move different. We had to take a different leap. Obviously the trade happened and I’m happy to be here. I wish those guys nothing but the best, I really do. I mean that, I know a lot of the Jets fans don’t really think I’m coming from the heart but I really am. I’m thankful for my time over there."