On Thursday, Jamal Adams took yet another social media shot at the Jets. In an Instagram comment referencing Christian McCaffrey‘s recent big-money extension and the forthcoming Patrick Mahomes mega-deal, Adams wondered why his team isn’t taking care of him in the same fashion.
“I deserve to be paid…don’t use the pandemic excuse,” Adams wrote (h/t Ralph Vacchiano of SNY). “CM22 got paid not too long ago. Well deserved. Great friend of mine…I’m [going to] protect myself just like an organization will look out for themselves at the end of the day. And, if you guys don’t respect that, cool. It’s all [love]. Maybe it’s time to move on!”
Throughout the offseason, Jets GM Joe Douglas has told the press that he intends to keep the young standout safety for the duration of his career. Meanwhile, Adams says he has been left waiting. In January, Adams says, the Jets told him that they would propose terms of a long-term extension. Last week, Adams says that he’s still waiting for it.
The pandemic has unquestionably gummed up the works for pending extension talks around the league. However, Adams isn’t buying it. The Pro Bowler has been pushing for a market-value deal for well over a year and, lately, he’s received little in the way of communication. Instead, during that time, the Jets discussed potential trades, including one that would have shipped Adams to the Cowboys. Ultimately, the Jets’ asking price scuttled those talks – ditto for discussions with the Ravens.
As it stands, the Jets have Adams under contract through 2021. The Jets could keep him off the market with the franchise tag, but it’s clear that Adams wouldn’t cooperate with that course of action.
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