Multiple reports surfaced Thursday that Adams has officially requested to be traded. However, the Jets have yet to grant him permission to seek a trade out of New York.
Adams is looking for a long-term extension that would make him the highest-paid safety in the game. The Jets have said they’re opening to signing him to an extension, but with two years of control, a new deal may not come from New York until next year.
According to Calvin Watkins, there are certain teams Adams is willing to be traded to where he won’t request a contract extension.
Earlier in the day, Adams responding to a comment on Instagram and said it may be “time to move on” from the Jets:
“I deserve to be paid but when i ask to be taking (sic) care of I’m ‘BEING THAT GUY’ huh? What does Pat have to do with me? Pat is about to get 40 to 60 M’s a year. Well deserved. That’s my guy. But don’t compare me to QB’s if you aren’t paying me QB money. S–t, if I was about to get 40 plus u wouldn’t hear a damn word from me. Lol fr fr. Don’t use the pandemic excuse. CM22 got paid not too long ago. Well deserved. Great friend of mine. You’re lost my guy. Ima protect myself just like an organization will look out for themselves at the end of the day. & if you guys don’t respect that, cool. It’s all luv. Maybe it’s time to move on! Can’t trick a WIZARD! Luv.”
Adams, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2017. He just finished the third year of his four-year contract worth $22,256,084, which includes a signing bonus of $14,326,244.
The Jets exercised Adams’ fifth-year option before the draft, which will cost them $9.86 million for the 2021 season. This figure is guaranteed for injury only and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension in the next year or so.
In 2019, Adams appeared in 14 games for the Jets and recorded 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, one recovery, two defensive touchdowns and seven pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding the Jets and Adams as the news is available.