Jets, Jamal Adams Reach Stalemate

The Jets and safety Jamal Adams have reached an impasse in extension negotiations, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. Adams wants a new deal before the 2020 season gets underway, but New York is content to wait before agreeing to a long-term pact.

On Wednesday, the Jets and Adams discussed the idea of a trade, per Cimini, but it’s unclear how serious those talks have been. Adams, of course, has long been considered to be on the trade block, but Gang Green doesn’t have a desire to deal him right now, according to Cimini.

Adams, meanwhile, would welcome the idea of moving on from the Jets, as he and his agent feel the Jets have taken their time in working on a fresh contract, reports Cimini. More than half the teams in the NFL have reached out to New York about Adams’ availability, which is not all that surprising given his status as one of the league’s best defensive backs.

Adams, 24, became eligible for an extension at the end of the 2019 regular season. He’s under contract through 2021 after the Jets exercised his fifth-year option. Perhaps because of that level of team control, the Jets haven’t shown an inclination to rush an extension. In fact, New York and Adams haven’t even broached dollar figures yet in their negotiations, per Cimini.

Adams, who is surely to aiming to top Eddie Jackson ($14.6MM) as the NFL’s highest-paid safety, was publicly dangled at the 2019 trading deadline, with Gang Green reportedly posting an extraordinary asking price of a first- and two second-round picks. And while Jets general manager Joe Douglas has continued to rave about Adams, the two parties clearly aren’t any closer to a long-term agreement.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

View Comments (18)
newest oldest

18 comments on “Jets, Jamal Adams Reach Stalemate

  1. king beas

    “Adams has long been considered on the trade block” maybe by the media because they can’t get enough of this rumor but the gm has said time and time again they plan on extending him and that they’re not trading him

  2. phenomenalajs

    I know the cap will be a concern, but they should just extend him. He’s the franchise defender to build around.

    • JohnTheSportsFanatic

      Thats a very risky move. They already are trending toward negative with Zeke, Cooper, Lawrence, and maybe Dak getting monster extensions. If they aquire Adams and give him a massive deal, it would be very hard to find help around those 5 with the huge cap hit.

      • rocky7

        Not only that, but from a Jets perspective, the Cowboys, due to the massive contract they would have to give Adams, last time anyone heard rumors, were offering dogsh_t in return on a trade.
        He’s under contract for another 2 years….make him live up to it…this disgruntled player stuff has got to end….when is a contract a contract any longer?

  3. JohnTheSportsFanatic

    Why would you trade this absolute stud? For the 1st time in a while, I’m starting to feel happy I’m a Giants fan

    • Freddie Morales

      because 18 million for a safety which is a non premium position is not salary cap well spent

      • crosseyedlemon

        So why are people like Willie Wood, Larry Wilson, Ed Reed, Ken Houston etc. in the Hall of Fame if safety is not a premium position?

        • Freddie Morales

          He’s amazing but if he’s expecting more than 18, he’s better off being traded. I’m sure they are willing to make him the highest paid at the position

  4. mlbnyyfan

    Philly. LoL I agree with you 100%. He will definitely end up in Dallas

    • JohnTheSportsFanatic

      That’s a very risky move. They already are trending toward negative with Zeke, Cooper, Lawrence, and maybe Dak getting monster extensions. If they aquire Adams and give him a massive deal, it would be very hard to find help around those 5 with the huge cap hit.

    • rocky7

      Not unless Dallas increases the Jets trade return he won’t….this GM isn’t a dummy like those of the past.

  5. angt222

    How do the Jets expect to seriously compete if they trade Jamal Adams?

    • crosseyedlemon

      Are Jets fans going to defect en masse to the Giants if Adams is traded? Not likely.

  6. mlbnyyfan

    If you don’t sign him then trade him before you nothing of value for him because teams know you want to unload him. Dallas needs to do the same for Dak. I’m a Giants so calling out Jets fans. Would you trade Adams for Dak or is Darnold better?

Leave a Reply