NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams is expected to report to training camp later this month.
NY Jets‘ safety Jamal Adams remains embroiled in an ongoing contract dispute with the organization. But as training camp nears, the superstar defensive back is reportedly expected to report along with everyone else.
Bleacher Report’s Connor Rogers took to Twitter on Friday and stated that he’s “hearing Jamal Adams is expected to report to Jets camp.” However, he also indicated that he still “wants a contract extension or trade before the season begins.”
Adams’ future with the Jets remains uncertain following offseason drama regarding his current contractual status. The two-time Pro Bowler is intent on receiving a long-term extension and he feels as though his play over the last three years warrants it.
The Jets, meanwhile, are in no hurry to offer an extension given the contractual control they have and the growing uncertainty surrounding next year’s cap situation.
Both sides make valid claims, but it is clear that one side has more control — that being the Jets.
While in the past we’d see players like Adams opt to hold out in this scenario, the new Collective Bargaining Agreement makes it incredibly difficult for him to do so.
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NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams might want to hold out, but doing so just isn’t plausible.
Essentially, on top of getting fined into oblivion (the fines would reach a significantly higher value than his projected 2020 salary), Adams would have another service year tacked on before he could officially reach free agency.
What that means is that his holdout would essentially be for nothing. He would be hit with millions of dollars in fines while still not being any closer to receiving a long-term deal.
It simply doesn’t make any sense for Adams to hold out, even if he plans on standing by his side of the argument. And for that reason, Rogers’ report shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
The NFL officially announced on Saturday that rookies are set to report to training camp this Tuesday, July 21st. Quarterbacks and injured players will report two days later on the 23rd with everyone else — Adams included — expected to report by Tuesday the 28th.
Adams has 10 days to convince the Jets to either extend or trade him. Otherwise, he’ll essentially be forced to report to training camp with his teammates.
It’s a contentious situation, but one Adams doesn’t have much control over. As such, expect to see him in Florham Park with the rest of the Jets at the end of the month.