Adams raved about Jets practice squad quarterback Davis Webb on WFAN's Carlin, Maggie and Bart afternoon radio program.
"Davis Webb is a starter in this league no doubt," Adams said. "He has the intangibles, he has the work ethic to be a starter one day."
That evaluation from one of the NFL's top safeties is interesting considering the Giants released Webb on Sept. 2 when rosters were trimmed from 90 to 53 players. Once considered Eli Manning's likely successor, Webb wound up across the state after clearing waivers.
The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (10/30/18) at 4 p.m. ET. Several players have already changed teams, including former New York Giants Eli Apple (New Orleans Saints) and Damon Harrison (Detroit Lions), plus former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper, who went to the Dallas Cowboys.
Webb was praised by teammates with the Giants for many of the same characteristics, including his preparation and commitment to practically living at the training facility.
The new regime of general manager manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur decided to go with rookie fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta over Webb, who was picked in the third round in 2017 by their predecessors.
Journeyman Alex Tanney is Manning's primary backup while Lauletta has been inactive for all games as the third-stringer. Tanney was fourth up in practice reps during the offseason.
Webb never took a regular-season snap with the Giants but was the No. 2 quarterback on the unofficial depth chart during every camp this offseason.
Because he is on a practice squad, Webb can be signed to the 53-man roster of any NFL team without compensation. The Jets are paying Webb his full salary as a former third-round pick, sources told NJ Advance Media.
If Webb is going to start, it won't be with the Jets, so maybe Adams blew their cover.
Webb is behind Darnold, who a rookie who was the No. 3 overall pick in the draft and is considered the future of the franchise, and 17-year veteran Josh McCown. McCown is a free agent after the season, so Webb could ascend to the No. 2 spot next season.
Meanwhile, the Giants are 1-7 and Manning's days as the starter could be coming to an end.
But the rush to put Lauletta in the game -- possibly as soon as Week 10 against the 49ers, after the bye week -- could be stalled due to the rookie's arrest on charges of eluding police, obstructing justice and resisting arrest after nearly running down a police officer in Weehawken Tuesday morning.
Lauletta was also hit with multiple motor vehicle violations, police said.