Jets’ Adam Gase Pushed For Marcus Maye Trade

Head coach Adam Gase wanted the Jets to trade Marcus Maye shortly after he was hired in 2019, sources tell Manish Mehta of the Daily News. The Jets talked Gase into keeping Maye, though GM Joe Douglas reportedly fielded trade inquiries on the safety after joining the club. 

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Maye, selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft after Jamal Adams in Round 1, has started in all 38 of his games for the Jets. He missed ten games in 2018 with a broken thumb, though that was sandwiched by two years of perfect attendance.

Douglas rejected calls about Maye before last year’s trade deadline, but he could be inclined to listen after selecting safety Ashtyn Davis in the third round. Of course, the Jets’ view of Maye could change if they cave to Jamal Adams’ trade demand.

Maye, 27, finished out the year with 65 tackles, one interception, and seven passes defensed. The University of Florida product is set to make just $1.4MM in 2020, but that’s the final year of his contract. If the Jets want to keep him beyond that, it’ll cost ’em a whole lot more on a multi-year commitment.

The shortened offseason means that Davis won’t have much time to ramp up for September, which means that the Jets probably wouldn’t feel comfortable with dealing Maye right now and inserting the rookie into the starting lineup. However, it’s a situation to monitor, especially if the Jets manage to mend fences with Adams.

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15 comments on “Jets’ Adam Gase Pushed For Marcus Maye Trade

  1. natsfan3437

    One of the few things he is right about. He is a good safety, that is a good athlete, who is injury prone, and doesn’t create turnovers. You can find someone of his quality still on the market.

    • angels24

      He literally has only missed time due to a broken thumb other than that he has perfect attendance. Tf?

      • natsfan3437

        It wasn’t just a thumb he injured, with jets injured shoulder 3 times (kept playing) and also has a injury history with Florida.

  2. phenomenalajs

    Peyton must have given the Jets one hell of a recommendation for Gase if they hired him in spite of him being against recent draftees and top FA signings… SMH

  3. JJB0811

    Is there a player that Gase does like? Never heard of 1 in Miami & now w/ the Jets. How he has P Manning’s blessing is beyond me.

    • Ak185

      Manning says that about everyone he’s worked with. Except for Mike Vanderjagt. He’s retired now, so touring around and giving recommendations is how he stays involved.

      Besides, when Gase was in Denver, he was just an OC with a legend at QB. No way he was this uppity. And Manning likely wouldn’t have been so quick to recommend him if he knew what would happen in Miami. Besides, does anyone really think that Manning wasn’t the one with final control in that offense in Denver?

      • UDFA … you aiming too high .. i would aim for an empty mcds soda with a monopoly piece, but would settle for a white castle napkin preferably unused but i can be swayed.

  4. RockHauler

    Gase is supposed to be a ‘Players Coach’ yet all he does is come out and criticize his players. Right after getting hired he criticized the Bell signing, wanted to trade Adams, and even said he wouldn’t have drafted Darnold.
    I’m not even a Jets fan, and I’ve already run out of patience with the man.

  5. manos

    Adam Gase is by far the worst HC in the NFL. Not sure who the Jets front office pushed for him but they should be fired too.

    • mookiesboy

      Hiring Gase was akin to hiring Rich Kotite
      Both were failures in their prior job

    • andremets

      He’s far from the worse. He managed to win 7 games last year with a weak roster and a record number of injuries.

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