Here is a good stat from PFF on the impact Jamal Adams is having so far for the Jets in 2018.
Jamal Adams leads all safeties in tackles resulting in a defensive stop against the run through the first eight weeks of the season. pic.twitter.com/XNPsFdVu6O— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) October 29, 2018
A stop is a tackle on a run play that results in a failure for the offense. The definition of failure varies by down.
In the past I’ve posted results for a different stat I call run sacks. Defenders are credited for sacks when they make a tackle for no gain or a loss on a passing play, but such tackles on run plays are much less celebrated.
I crunched some numbers using the Pro Football Reference Game Play Finders and found that Adams leads the Jets with 9 run sacks so far in 2018. That total puts him just outside the top ten in the entire NFL in 2018.
On a side note, Adams hasn’t been too bad in coverage either this year. According to PFF, opponents have just a 63.4 passer rating throwing against the second year safety.