A precedent has been set for the Jets that no matter how large your paycheck or how impressive your resume, if you're not up to the task you could find yourself riding the pine.
A day later, he clarified that it was some anticipatory play that resulted in his unexpected breather.
"Yeah, I was benched. They benched me. I tried to anticipate a play ... and I anticipated wrong," Adams told WFAN Sports Radio on Tuesday via Manish Mehta. "It happens."
The standout safety had five tackles in the loss, just as he did in a Week 1 defeat against the Bills.
Also on Tuesday, conjecture arose after Adams changed his Twitter bio that previously read "Former LSU All-American - Defensive Back for the New York Jets." to "Let the lord fight your battles. He hasn't lost one yet!"
In Monday's game, Jets high-priced cornerback Trumaine Johnsonwas also benched, though that was for the entirety of the game. The Jets have now lost backup quarterbackTrevor Siemian for the season as starter Sam Darnold works back from mononucleosis. Defensive stalwart C.J. Mosley and rookie Quinnen Williams also missed Monday's game with injuries.
Thus, the Jets are finding it an arduous proposition to keep their talent on the field and simultaneously forcing some off of it.