Jets safety Jamal Adams has officially requested a trade from New York
Jamal Adams is growing tired of how the New York Jets have handled his contract situation and it appears he officially wants out. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Adams has requested a trade from New York.
Jets All-Pro safety Jamal Adams has officially requested permission to seek a trade.
The Jets have not yet granted him that. pic.twitter.com/7k45CG8mH8
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) June 18, 2020
Since the end of the 2019 season, Adams has been longing for an extension from the Jets. The All-Pro safety is entering the second-to-last year of his rookie contract in 2020.
Before the 2020 NFL Draft, general manager Joe Douglas said that New York would begin contract talks with Adams after the draft. However, last month, it was revealed that talks had stalled between both sides. As a result, there was much speculation on whether or not Adams could be traded by New York shortly after.
Then, less than a week ago, Adams didn’t hesitate to call out the Jets for their lack of action on his extension. Fast forward to now and it appears that the versatile safety is fed up with New York’s lack of interest in signing him long-term.
Ahead of the 2019 trade deadline, there were reports that Adams could be traded to the Dallas Cowboys — his hometown team. Nonetheless, talks fell through between the Jets and Cowboys, keeping Adams in New York.
Of course, even though Adams wants out, the Jets haven’t granted him permission to seek a trade. At the same time, New York would have to approve a move involving Adams.
If Adams is permitted to continue his career elsewhere, then there will be teams lining up for his services. On the other hand, for the Jets, things could get messier before they get better when it comes to Adams’ contract dispute if they choose not to move him.