Jamal Adams has made it clear he wants a long-term deal, but talks are going in the wrong direction.
Longtime NFL reporter Gary Myers tweeted that Adams and the team are at a stalemate, causing “friction.” Adams wants a deal now, while the Jets prefer to wait.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini has confirmed the news. The Adams camp is upset, claiming the Jets are “dragging their feet,” according to Cimini.
The possibility of a trade came up in a conversation between the two sides, but the Jets have no desire to move the All-Pro safety. More than half the teams in the league have reached out to the Jets to express interest. Adams is said to be open to a trade if his contract demands aren’t met, according to Cimini.
The Jets picked up the fifth-year option on Adams’ contract on April 27. He is scheduled to make $3.5 million in 2020 and just under $10 million in 2021. With Adams under contract for two more years and possibly a third with a franchise tag, the Jets are in no rush.
Adams is not taking part in the team’s virtual offseason program.
The two-time Pro Bowler was in trade conversations heading into last year’s trade deadline, and the Cowboys showed serious interest.
General manager Joe Douglas said in February his goal was to make Adams “a Jet for life.”
Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is the only first-round pick from the 2017 draft to sign an extension so far.
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