NY Jets’ general manager Joe Douglas is reportedly open to trading superstar safety Jamal Adams.
And at this point, it’s pretty difficult to see the two sides coming to any sort of agreement that keeps Adams in New York for the foreseeable future. Adams is likely a goner — but just how soon might he be departing?
Well, based on Mehta’s report it seems as though it could come rather soon.
Mehta spoke about Adams’ saga with the Jets and indicated that Douglas told the superstar safety that he is “open to trading him before the start of the season.”
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given the developments that have occurred over the last few months. But it is an important development and one that could lead to Adams’ departure sooner rather than later.
Adams requested a trade from the organization last month amidst growing discontent over his current contract situation. And now one month later, it seems as though Douglas is openly willing to trade him for the right offer.
Douglas hasn’t given Adams the ability to discuss potential deals with another organization yet. Instead, the Jets are the ones calling all the shots.
But a trade very well could be on the horizon.
The NY Jets don’t have to trade Jamal Adams, but that doesn’t mean they won’t.
Of course, the Jets don’t have to trade Jamal Admas before the season starts. He’s under contract at least through the 2021 season and doesn’t have much leverage in holding out under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
But it might be in the Jets’ best interest to get what they can for Adams and put this situation behind them before it spirals even further.
It’s clear that Adams is willing to do what it takes to get out of New York. He’ll take shots at his head coach and general manager — some of them likely warranted — and he’ll voice his displeasure on social media.
Some of it is frustration, but surely some it is an effort on his part to force the Jets to make a trade.
At the moment, Adams is scheduled to show up for training camp with the rest of his teammates next week.
But with Douglas open to trading him, who knows how much longer he may have with the organization.