Could 21, 2020 | 10:22pm
Contract talks between the Jets and star security Jamal Adams will not be shifting rapidly and pressure is rising between the 2 sides.
Sources confirmed the Jets and Adams had talked a number of instances after the draft, however they’re at a stalemate over when Adams will get a contract extension. The Professional Bowl security desires a brand new deal now, however the workforce desires to attend.
The Jets haven’t modified their place, in response to sources. They wish to maintain Adams long run, however they’re in no rush to get an extension carried out. Basic supervisor Joe Douglas stated in February he desires Adams to be “a Jet for all times.”
The Jets don’t really feel urgency to get a deal carried out now as a result of Adams is beneath contract for 2 extra years. There may be additionally uncertainty across the funds of the NFL, with COVID-19 in all probability having a serious impact on the 2020 season and league income.
Adams stated in January that he desires a brand new contract earlier than the 2020 season. He’s eligible for one beneath the collective bargaining settlement since he simply accomplished his third season. He is because of make $3.5 million in 2020. The Jets picked up his fifth-year choice for 2021, when he would make $9.9 million. The workforce may additionally use the franchise tag to maintain Adams in 2022.
ESPN reported Adams’ camp is upset and feels the Jets are dragging their toes. Adams has not participated within the workforce’s digital offseason program, which started final month, an indication of his unhappiness with the contract scenario.
Commerce rumors have surrounded Adams because the commerce deadline final October, when the Jets had conversations with a number of groups about dealing him. A supply stated there have been no significant commerce discussions about Adams since then. The Jets haven’t any want to commerce Adams, sources stated.
It’s unclear how a lot cash Adams is on the lookout for. He doubtless desires to be the league’s highest-paid security, which might price round $15 million per 12 months. The Bears signed Eddie Jackson to an extension after final season that pays him a mean of $14.6 million per season. There was hypothesis Adams may wish to be the highest-paid participant on the Jets and high C.J. Mosley’s $17 million per 12 months.
The Jets chosen Adams, 24, with the No. 6-overall choose within the 2017 draft. He has develop into the perfect participant on the workforce, making the Professional Bowl the previous two years and being named All-Professional final season.
Even with all Adams has achieved, it might be uncommon for him to get an extension earlier than his fourth season. Simply 15 of the 191 first-round picks from 2011-16 obtained contract extensions after their third season and simply 4 of these had been defensive gamers. Rams star Aaron Donald needed to await a brand new deal till after his fourth season.
The Panthers did give Christian McCaffrey an extension this offseason. McCaffrey was taken two picks after Adams in 2017. However different stars from the 2017 draft, like Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, haven’t obtained extensions but.
The subsequent step within the contract drama figures to come back if there’s a coaching camp. Adams can keep away however will be fined $40,000 a day for doing so. There was a pressure between Adams and the workforce because the Jets talked about buying and selling him final October, most notably to his hometown Cowboys. He expressed frustration with Douglas and coach Adam Gase afterward. Issues calmed down however now tensions are excessive once more, and this doesn’t really feel like it’s going away anytime quickly.