Jets First Asked Cowboys For G Zack Martin In Exchange For S Jamal Adams


According to Ian Rapoport, the Jets made upgrading the offensive line a priority when the Cowboys first inquired about S Jamal Adams last week, asking for G Zack Martin in exchange for Adams. 

Rapoport says the Cowboys shot down that offer and the Jets subsequent counter for LT Tyron Smith pretty quickly, as they value offensive linemen much higher than safeties.

Eventually, the Cowboys went as high as offering a first-round pick and backup CB Anthony Brown for Adams, which fell well short of the first and two second-round picks Jets GM Joe Douglas was asking for. 

Rapoport adds that Adams, who was initially quite upset with the team for engaging in trade talks for him, was “at peace” following a discussion with team CEO Christopher Johnson. However, there’s still a decent chance Adams could be traded this offseason. 

Martin, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $8.967 million contract when the Cowboys picked up his fifth-year option for the 2018 season.

Martin was set to make $9.341 million for the 2018 season when he agreed to a six-year, $84 million extension that included $40 million guaranteed.

In 2019, Martin has appeared in seven games for the Cowboys and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 guard out of 79 qualifying players.

Adams, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2017. He’s in the third year of his four-year contract worth $22,256,084, which includes a signing bonus of $14,326,244.

The contract also has a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2020.

In 2019, Adams has appeared in seven games for the Jets and recorded 39 tackles, one interception, a defensive touchdown, and five pass defenses.

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