Reason revealed for Jets’ Jamal Adams requesting a trade
Th New York Jets headed into this offseason with the notion they would explore extension talks with star safety Jamal Adams.
After a tumultuous 2019 campaign filled with trade rumors and frustration, the Jets exercised their fifth-year option on Adams, and the two sides seemed likely to get a deal done in the near future.
But finalizing an extension has been harder than anticipated. Contract talks reportedly reached an “impasse” yesterday, and Adams is growing impatient.
The former LSU star has become more open-minded about a trade, and in fact would like to be traded in the event the two sides fail to reach an extension.
New York is reportedly looking for a first- and third-round pick in exchange for Adams.
Charles also adds that Irvin is correct, the Jets have been seeking a 1st and 3rd for Adams but could be looking for a bit more because of how the process went
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The Dallas Cowboys might show interest in the veteran safety.
Dallas pursued Adams last season prior to the trade deadline, though they were unable to strike a deal with the Jets. Then again, any team acquiring Adams will do so with the idea of immediately signing him to an extension, which might prove difficult for the Cowboys given they are still working on a contract for star quarterback Dak Prescott.
Adams has been one of the best safeties in football since he first set foot in the league in 2017. The 24-year-old was named first-team All-Pro in 2019 after racking up 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles to go along with a pair of defensive touchdowns.
There is no denying his ability to pursue the ball while also excelling in coverage makes him a cornerstone of New York’s defense. But it also might be more likely they decide to move Adams if contract talks continue to stagnate.