Jets star Jamal Adams feels good about his contract extension talks with New York
Recently, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas said he wanted to make safety Jamal Adams a Jet for life, and Adams seems to be happy with how negotiations are going.
“I feel good,” Adams said on NFL Network, via Garrett Stepien of SNY. “It gives me confidence going into next season, but we’ll see where everything handles.”
What a difference a few months makes.
Back in October, rumors swirled that the Jets were shopping Adams at the trade deadline, which aggravated Adams and caused the safety go on a Twitter rant.
However, New York did not move Adams, and after the deadline passed, it smoothed things over with the defensive back, ensuring him that it was not trying to trade him.
Some then wondered if the Jets could potentially attempt to trade Adams this offseason, but it looks like Gang Green is on its way to locking him up.
Adams played in 14 games this past season, missing the last couple of games due to a leg injury. When he was on the field, he was brilliant, racking up 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, an interception, a couple of forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, seven passes defended and a pair of defensive touchdowns en route to a Pro Bowl appearance and a First-Team All-Pro selection.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by the Jets with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He made the Pro Bowl as soon as his second season after totaling 115 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a pick, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
New York went just 7-9 in 2019 and has not made the playoffs since the 2010-11 campaign.