Adams has told the Jets that he wants to be traded, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports. With his contract negotiations with the team having stalled, the star safety is now looking to move on from the franchise that selected him sixth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Adams, who is signed through 2021, is coming off a 2019 campaign in which he recorded 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks and a pick in 14 games.
Adams and the Jets have reached an impasse in contract talks, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports. The 24-year-old safety wants a new deal before Week 1 of his fourth pro season, while the Jets prefer to wait on a long-term extension. The team exercised its fifth-year option on Adams, who has averaged 70 tackles, 8.3 pass defenses, four sacks and two forced fumbles per season since he was picked sixth overall in the 2017 draft. The Jets reportedly have no desire to trade him, though Cimini suggests that more than half the teams in the NFL have reached out to the them to express interest. Adams is due to make $3.5 million this year and approximately $9.9 million under the fifth-year option in 2021.
GM Joe Douglas confirmed Monday that the Jets will exercise Adams' fifth-year team option for 2021, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Adams and the Jets are expected to touch base on a lucrative long-term extension in the months to come, but the estimated $9.9 million option for 2021 -- which becomes fully guaranteed next March -- will at least ensure him a nice payday in the final year of his rookie-scale contract. The 24-year-old safety earned a second straight Pro Bowl nod in 2019 after accruing 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, two forced fumbles and an interception in 14 contests.
Adams doesn't intend to participate in the Jets' virtual, voluntary offseason program, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Adams is entering the final season of his rookie contract, albeit with the Jets maintaining team control through 2021 via the fifth-year option. He presumably wants an extension before he participates in team activities, but Jets GM Joe Douglas said any discussions will go on the backburner until after the draft, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. The two sides reportedly had a preliminary discussion back in January or February.
The Jets have approached Adams' representatives regarding a potential contract extension for the safety, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. Though rumors popped up prior to this year's trade deadline indicating Adams could be dealt, the Jets appear committed to locking down the first-team All-Pro to a long-term deal. Adams remains under contract through the 2020 season and can be retained through 2021 if the Jets exercise his fifth-year option this offseason, but the 2017 first-round pick is likely eager to gain more long-term security. Adams is presumably looking to be paid on par with top safeties like Earl Thomas and Eddie Jackson, who both within the past year inked four-year deals with average annual salaries north of $13 million.
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