Poll: Will The Jets Trade Jamal Adams?

Jamal Adams wants out. Last week, after taking a couple of shots at the Jets via social media, the star safety formally requested a trade. For now, the Jets are holding the line, but Adams feels that he can force their hand.

[RELATED: Jamal Adams Seeking $20MM+/Year?]

Contractually speaking, the Jets hold all the cards. Adams is under contract through 2021 thanks to his fifth-year option and the Jets aren’t exactly rushing to give him an early extension. Then, after 2021, the Jets could theoretically use the franchise tag to keep him away from the open market, perhaps even twice to delay his free agency for several more years.

Still, Adams is livid. He says the Jets told him that their extension proposal was in the mail in January. Months later, he has yet to receive that offer, and he’s not taking the pandemic as an excuse. For months, we’ve heard that Adams would look to become the league’s highest-paid safety by a healthy margin. Now, per one report, Adams has advanced his asking price even further. He wants to become the league’s highest-paid defensive player, which means a deal in excess of $20MM/year.

Interestingly, Adams is reportedly willing to table his extension demand for certain teams. The 24-year-old (25 in October) says he’d be willing to play for the Chiefs, 49ers, Cowboys, Ravens, Eagles, Texans, Seahawks, or Buccaneers. At least a few of those eight teams could trade for Adams and wait until next year before getting into talks.

“[Adams] was a big reason I was excited about coming here,” Jets GM Joe Douglas said earlier this year. “I feel this guy is a core player. The main goal that I’m trying to do right now is to surround him with like-minded players, because we know Jamal is a dog.”

The Jets clearly want to smooth things out, but it’s fair to wonder whether this situation is beyond repair. In the past, the Jets have rebutted trade offers from the Ravens and Cowboys by setting a sky-high asking price, but they’re working with significantly less leverage now that Adams has gone public with his complaints.

Will the Jets trade Adams? Cast your vote below (link for app users) and back up your choice in the comment section.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

View Comments (10)
newest oldest

10 comments on “Poll: Will The Jets Trade Jamal Adams?

  1. It’s not helping him that he is saying that he will be demanding $20M/YR with him next contract. That will scare a lot of teams away!!

    • crosseyedlemon

      He’s already with the NFL team most noted for overpaying players so this is just a lot of posturing on his part.

  2. kylewait89

    I wonder how little they get for him. Is it a second round pick? Or is it nothing because he’s refusing to sign there but they’re too stubborn to do a deal?

    • andremets

      Nothing? Really? Why don’t you do some research on how the NFL Free Agency system works before you make another really ignorant comment. They can keep him for at least 3 more years.

  3. mlbnyyfan

    He’s going to Dallas. The more this continues the less the Jets will get. Jets asking price should be CeeDee Lamb and a #1 pick.

    • wagner13

      You’re asking for the equivalent of two first-rounders for a safety expecting a massive paycheck? The draft picks may not be as talented, but they’ll be cheaper and signed longer

  4. mlbnyyfan

    So does Adams hate the Jets or playing in NY. I would love to have him on the Giants. If I’m the Jets I demand everything I can get from Dallas. If Dallas refuses I say Okay he’s going to Giants/Eagles a division rival. LoL!!!

Leave a Reply