Matthew Adams (born December 12, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Houston Cougars. Matthew Adams played four seasons for Houston Cougars. He led the Cougars with 82 tackles in 2016 and finished second with 88 in 2017. In his college career, he posted 259 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks.