NY Jets: Don’t read too far into the Jamal Adams trade rumors

NY Jets, Jamal Adams (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
NY Jets, Jamal Adams (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

It’s best to take the rumors about NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams with a grain of salt

NY Jets‘ safety Jamal Adams continues to be the center of countless offseason rumors regarding his future with the organization. At this point, fans are likely tired of the will-they/won’t-they dynamic that has followed the two sides over the past few months.

And the recent rumors regarding the current state of contract negotiations certainly won’t put too many fans at ease. Gary Myers of the NY Daily News reported on Friday that contract negotiations between Adams and the Jets had reached a “stalemate.”

Myers later iterated that the stalemate had caused friction between the two sides and that a trade was “very possible.”

This honestly comes out of completely nowhere.

All indications have been that the Jets and Adams would eventually reach an agreement before the start of the 2020 season. It’s taken some time, but that seems to be way that Joe Douglas goes about negotiations.

It’s important that this report is taken with a massive grain of salt.

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NY Jets fans shouldn’t read too far into these Jamal Adams rumors

At the time of writing, this report has not been reiterated by any other source.

Not only that, but it also seems to directly contradict various other reports including one from Brian Costello of the NY Post who stated today that he “believes the Jets are going to get a contract done with Jamal Adams eventually.”

That sentiment has been supported by essentially every Jets beat reporter stating the same thing.

So while this news will likely cause a stir, it isn’t one to be taken seriously just yet — at least in the opinion of this writer.

The Jets picked up Adams’ fifth-year option for 2021 and the two-time Pro Bowler is set to play the upcoming season on the final year of his original four-year rookie contract. However, his salary will be a measly $3.5 million.

It’s understandable why Adams wants to get a deal done as soon as possible.

My gut says that that still happens and it appears as though most sources around the Jets believe the same thing to be true. Will it though? Nobody really knows for sure.

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But at least until more information comes out from other sources, it’s best not to read too far into this latest report.