New York Jets safety Jamal Adams was named an All-Pro and the safety market was just reset on the same day. Here are all the details.
Adams also earned his second-straight Pro Bowl nod in 2019 and was voted Curtis Martin Team MVP for the second consecutive time.
Jamal ended up receiving the most votes at the safety position on the AP All-Pro team, per the New York Jets.
Adams finished the 2019 campaign with 6.5 sacks (which is the most be a Jets defensive back in team history in a single season).
For the first time in his Jets’ career, Jamal is eligible for a contract renegotiation per the current CBA. Well coincidentally on the same day Adams was announced as an All-Pro the safety market was once again reset.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport announced the news on Friday that the Chicago Bears have handed safety Eddie Jackson a four-year extension worth over $58.4 million which includes $33 million in total guarantees, $22 million fully guaranteed, and a new yearly average of $14.6 million which now makes him the highest-paid safety in the league.
Jackson is the first member of the 2017 draft class to sign an extension (the same draft class that Jamal Adams was apart of) that are now eligible for contract extensions.
There’s a strong belief around the league that Jamal Adams would like to become the highest-paid safety in football and with Jackson resetting the safety market once again, that contract will pay around $15 million per season.
That number will only continue to increase the longer the Jets wait to make a decision.
In 2019 the Jets had only one Pro Bowl representative and that’s Jamal Adams. Players like Jamal come once a generation, you don’t trade players like that away you build around them.
It’s put up or shut up time for Jets’ general manager Joe Douglas. Whatever decision he makes will likely define his New York Jets career for better or for worse.