NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams has voiced his displeasure on social media over contract negotiations.
It’s the drama that never ends and the story where we will continue to analyze every little event because we’re masochists and the offseason is boring.
But in the process, he made sure to make a comment about the lack of progress in his own deal stating the following.
“Well deserved MG. I can’t even get my first proposal that they said they would send over in January… I was called “selfish” though. A lot of talk no action.”
This is yet another unnecessary development in the story that continues to develop without actually having any real development.
Nothing has changed. Adams still wants his well-deserved extension that the Jets told him would be worked on in the offseason. The Jets still want to wait because of potential salary cap implications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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No extension appears to be in the works anytime soon. The Jets still want to extend Adams, but don’t feel comfortable doing so until next year. Adams feels slighted because the Jets misled him and wants his payday as soon as possible.
We knew all of this already. So what gives?
My two cents on the NY Jets/Jamal Adams situation — if anyone cares.
Adams has been made out to be the bad guy in this situation — in part because fans tend to side with the team over the player for whatever reason. I have been a staunch defender of Adams from day one and feel he’s been a bit mistreated by the fanbase.
But what was the point of this?
By now, Adams is well aware that even the most innocent comments made on social media can and will be blown out of proportion by a drama-starved media looking to stir the pot.
I don’t know Jamal Adams personally. It’s not exactly my place to comment on his intentions, but what good was supposed to come out of this?
Surely this isn’t going to expedite the extension process — calling out your organization on social media has never gotten a player anywhere. And if it was just to voice displeasure, what’s the point?
Again, I don’t know Jamal Adams as a person. But on the surface, it’s hard to have anything but respect and admiration for the man. While a large portion of the fanbase has turned their backs on Adams, I’ve remained by his side and understand his frustration.
But there was no need for this. It’s going to get picked apart by the media. There’s going to be more backlash from the fanbase. And I’m sure the Jets’ front office isn’t too happy about it.
Adams is his own person, he could make his own choices. But he lost me here.
This likely isn’t the last we’ve heard of the situation, but we’re unlikely to get any major developments to the story unless Adams decides to hold out. But even that doesn’t seem like a realistic long-term option for the talented safety.
Here’s to hoping that the two sides could work out an extension next offseason and that this entire mess is put in the past before long.