The New York Jets are making sure that star safety Jamal Adams stays with the team for at least two more seasons, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Before Monday's deadline, the Jets have exercised the fifth-year option for their All-Pro safety which will keep him in New York at least until he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2022.

Next season is set to be the last year of Adams' original rookie contract and the 24-year-old is set to make $3.5 million in 2020. With the fifth-year option exercised, Adams will now make $9.86 million, the transition tag for safeties that year according to the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement.

As for his play on the field, Adams has been an absolute star for the Jets since being drafted sixth overall in 2017 out of LSU. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 213-pound strong safety was arguably the best player at his position when he recorded 75 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, seven passes defended, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

However, even with Adams playing at a First-Team All-Pro level, the Jets managed to be just a middling NFL defense last season. The team ranked 16th in the league in points allowed per game and 17th in both passing yards and passing touchdowns allowed.

As a whole, the Jets were a slight disappointment in 2019. After adding Pro Bowl running back Le'Veon Bell, New York would end the season with a 7-9 — missing the playoffs for the ninth-c0nsecutive season.

With his future now more certain, Adams should continue to lead the Jets defense in 2020 and beyond.