Report: Jets’ Jamal Adams Requests Trade, Identifies 7 Ideal Suitors

Report: Jets’ Jamal Adams Requests Trade, Identifies 7 Ideal Suitors

by June 19, 2020 0 comments

After many months of uncertainty regarding how the New York Jets will handle the ongoing Jamal Adams situation, a definitive piece of information has emerged.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets were notified by Jamal Adams and his agents that the Pro Bowl safety has requested a trade from the team.

Adams is going into his fourth year in the league and has been requesting an enormous extension; such a deal has been reported at over $17 million. He would also like to be the highest-paid player on the Jets, meaning his next pact would need to exceed linebacker C.J. Mosley‘s $17.5 million deal.

The Jets fully intend to pursue an extension and make Adams a Jet for life.

Adams is from the Dallas area and would prefer to go to the Cowboys, but Dallas has their own payroll flexibility issues. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Adams would also welcome a trade to one of the following seven teams:

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Houston Texans
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • San Fransisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks

The 2017 first-round pick has been one of the game’s top safeties over the last few years, making the Pro Bowl in back-to-back years and being named a Second-Team All-Pro in 2018 and First-Team All-Pro in 2019.

One of the best young defensive players in the league since J.J. Watt, Adams has played and contributed to a struggling Jets team that has gone 16-32 during his presence. 

Adams has certainly excelled at a level that deserves a new contract but it’s fair to argue that he has not played nearly enough to warrant an extension.

Fellow 2017 draftees Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson have not received extensions, either.


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