The NY Jets may not be looking to trade Jamal Adams just yet
Despite all indications pointing to the Jets resuming extension talks with their superstar safety following the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft, it appears as though the Jets aren’t in any rush to sign Adams to a new contract.
But it also doesn’t appear as though they’re in a hurry to trade him either.
As first reported by Gary Myers or the NY Daily News on Thursday, the Jets have given “no indication” that the team will sign Adams to a new contract in the offseason. Myers also reiterated that the stalemate has caused “friction.”
This notion was later supported by numerous other sources who backed up Myers’ report. In fact, former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was quoted in saying that the Jets were asking for a first and a third-round pick in trade talks for Adams.
However, perhaps any trade discussions are a bit premature.
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Ralph Vacchiano of SNY came out today and reported that the Jets have no intentions of trading Adams and that the team hasn’t engaged in serious trade talks since October of last year at the trade deadline.
The biggest holdup doesn’t seem to be a financial issue, but a timing one.
Adams is looking for an extension before the start of the 2020 season, but the Jets — who still have Adams under contract through 2021 — aren’t in any hurry to get a deal done.
As a result, tension has evidently developed.
It’s understandable that Adams wants to get an extension done as soon as possible given the risks associated with playing another season under his current deal. Long-term stability is often a player’s primary goal.
However, it also makes sense from the Jets’ perspective to want to wait. After all, given the uncertain nature of the current climate, it’s very reasonable for the Jets to wait and see how the organization’s financial situation develops.
Neither side is in the wrong, but it also doesn’t seem like either side is willing to budge.
It remains to be seen if Adams, who is not participating in the team’s voluntary virtual offseason program, will show up for training camp — whenever that may begin.
If Adams shows that he’s willing to holdout and not play this season, the Jets may change their tune on a possible trade.
But at least for now, the Jets seemingly have no intention of trading the face of their franchise.