Jets’ Jamal Adams: “Maybe It’s Time To Move On”

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.

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“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.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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16 comments on “Jets’ Jamal Adams: “Maybe It’s Time To Move On”

  1. RyanO

    Shoulda traded him. Guy has 2 int in 3 years, yeah he gets some sacks and couple FFs but safety’s get paid for INTs. It’s not like he was a later round pick who hasn’t gotten paid, he’s already made over 20 mil. Not worth paying a safety 16+ mil year especially a non ball hawk.

    • Rocket32

      fungie22 Or maybe he should stop throwing a tantrum and play out the contract he agreed to? He’ll raise hell mid contract till he gets his way but he won’t give any money back mid extension if he sucks and doesn’t live up to the contract.

    • mrshyguy99

      stop playing? but why should we let the players cry about the money. how about shut up and go out and earn it. some of these player over vaule themself and end up hurting the team in the long run

  2. STLFann

    This is so stupid. Guy is really good. You want to keep him on the team. Idk why Jets don’t tell him listen:
    We Want the best team possible
    Trying to get last free agents on manageable deals (warford, Ryan, and more so guys lower than them. Could cut players like winters. Tell him he is getting a new deal just don’t know the structure and just chill

  3. crosseyedlemon

    No guarantee of a season so Adams needs to keep his cool and stay away from social media. Let your agent do what you pay him to do.

  4. baseball10

    Man this guy’s headlines are way past old. If the Jets were smart they would dump him now before his drama tanks his value

  5. Rocnative88

    The Jets are morons for not paying this guy. Its not like they’re spending it anywhere else, why not pay the best player on your team and end the headache while sending the message that you’ll pay guys that perform.

  6. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    Does anybody know – when a player plays under the franchise tag, is that money completely guaranteed?

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Once the regular season begins the salaries for all veteran players (only for the current season) becomes completely guaranteed.

      Jamal Adams isn’t under the franchise tag, it’s a 5th year option.

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