Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Jets HC Adam Gase is a “major factor” why S Jamal Adams has felt uncomfortable about his long-term future in New York and is also part of the reason for his recent trade request.
According to Mehta, Adams is not alone in his feelings toward Gase, who is reportedly “not respected in the Jets locker room.”
Adams has made it clear on social media that he would welcome a trade.
There are eight teams Adams would be interested in playing for including the Buccaneers, 49ers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Eagles, Ravens, Seahawks, and Texans.
However, the Jets have yet to grant him permission to seek a trade out of New York and multiple reports have said that they aren’t interested in moving him.
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 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.
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.