The New York Jets can cut through the bullcrap and officially commit to their superstar Jamal Adams in 2020. Here are all the details.
The trajectory of the New York Jets franchise changed forever when they selected LSU defensive back Jamal Adams with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Each year of his NFL career he’s gotten better with experience. While Jamal hasn’t quite been ‘Broadway’ Joe Namath with his guarantees, he’s been close.
After missing out on a Pro Bowl bid in 2017, he vowed on Twitter that he’d never miss another Pro Bowl. In 2018 he got his first Pro Bowl nomination.
He said the New York Jets will hit the reset button during the bye week and attack the rest of 2019. Hopefully, he hits that reset button on and off the field.
There’s no questioning Jamal Adams passion and leadership, but there could be some questioning with his recent social media tactics and media choices.
In case you missed it during the team’s unfortunate start to the season, Jamal Adams wiped his social media of all New York Jets mentions. Then he canceled his weekly radio commitment to WFAN. Adams also ripped the NFL for being fined for his hit on Baker Mayfield. Is this much ado about nothing?
New York Jets fans are sure hoping so. Jamal is young (23 years old) and passionate, so this could mean absolutely nothing or it could be something serious to monitor.
Perhaps a fat contract extension could make Jamal feel better?
Next year he’ll be eligible for the first contract extension of his career. On social media Jamal has been very vocal about other players getting their money, if the Jets want to lock up Adams it’s going to cost a pretty penny.
This past offseason fellow safety Landon Collins got a historically massive payday (six-year deal for $84 million). That’s a healthy $14 million yearly average and it included $45 million guaranteed that will be paid out over the first three years of the deal.
You know Jamal Adams is going to want a slice of that juicy pie and deservedly so.
The New York Jets should put a blank check on the table and slide it over. Jamal is arguably the best safety in all of football, but that’s not the sole reason you’d pay up, he’s also been a fearless leader and a key locker room guy.
That’s a lot of money to invest in the safety position, some would argue too much money.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini shared this nugget, “The Jets can trade him next year with minimal cap ramifications (only $3.5 million in dead money).”
Trading Jamal Adams would be stupid on multiple levels.
You’d never get full value for him if you did. He’s the heartbeat of the New York Jets. Jamal is one of (if not) the best safeties in all of football.
If there is any beef between Adams and the Jets front office, they better figure it out quick and make-up so the squad can move forward with their transcendent superstar.