NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas says the plan is to make Jamal Adams ‘a Jet for life’. Here are all the details and what it all means.
On Tuesday afternoon NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas spoke to the media at the NFL Combine.
During that conversation for the first time, Douglas revealed that he is willing to extend Jamal Adams. Here’s his full quote from the presser:
“Jamal is an unbelievable player. We’re excited about Jamal. The plan is for Jamal to be a Jet for life. We’ve had some preliminary talks with his agent. I’m not going to get into the specifics of that. But the plan is for Jamal to be here a long time.”
This is significant because Jamal Adams still has another year left on his contract and according to the current CBA, the team still has the ability to slap the franchise tag on Jamal following the 2020 season.
Every general manager has different ideologies. Some GMs refuse to extend a player “early” and others have no problem rewarding players if they outperform their contract.
Clearly Jamal Adams has outplayed his modest four-year $22 million rookie deal.
When it comes to contract extensions it takes two to tango.
Jamal has been pretty adamant on social media and during interviews that he would like to receive a long term extension that pays him his worth. Now with Douglas coming around it seems like both sides are motivated to get a deal done.
Although in fairness, there is still a long way to go.
How much is Jamal Adams worth? It’s a complicated question to answer.
Normally safeties are considered a luxury position, but anyone who has watched a lick of football can tell you that Jamal Adams is more than “just a safety” he’s a game-changer and a franchise cornerstone.
The highest-paid safety in football right now is Eddie Jackson of the Chicago Bears. This offseason he signed a record-breaking four-year $58 million deal with $33 million in total guarantees.
Jamal will likely be looking to top that although he has not publicly stated how much he is looking for. In addition, he hasn’t shared whether or not he’ll be skipping any of the upcoming voluntary workouts or training camp if a new deal is not reached.
Although Joe Douglas publicly stating that the plan is to keep Jamal Adams in Gang Green forever is a positive sign that the fans should rejoice.