As Jamal Adams seeks a new contract and a trade away from the Jets, a new theory makes a ton of sense.
In concert with his frustration over contract talks, Jamal Adams would like the New York Jets to trade. There is surely a market for one of the best safeties in the NFL, but the Jets don’t seem inclined to trade him or ink a new deal with Adams anytime soon.
Adams has a list of eight teams he would accept a trade to, perhaps even without a new contract.
The Jets’ asking price is high, as it should be really, but any team would have a strong case to meet it and get Adams.
When all is said and done, we’re not sure where Adams will end up. But if he does magically find his way to the Dallas Cowboys — a long-running expectation of how this all ends — the Giants may end up being the ones to blame for all of this.
Why Would Jamal Adams Want The Jets To Trade Him?
Via 247 Sports, ESPN NFL insider Jeff Darlington went on SportsCenter Saturday morning with a theory on Adams’ situation.
“His father, George Adams, who he is very close to was drafted by the New York Giants in 1985 as a first-round pick,” “The next year in training camp, after having a pretty solid rookie season, he suffered a severe hip injury that ultimately ended his career. George Adams has since had two hip replacement surgeries. He never got paid, essentially, the big dollars for his NFL career. Jamal Adams looks at that situation and says ‘I need to get paid as soon as I can because you never know when this game is taken away from you.’
On the Jets side of it, Jamal Adams does have two years remaining on his contract. It does feel early to pay a guy who is on a team-friendly deal at this point. You could see both sides. But certainly, when you add that personal side of the story with Jamal Adams, you start to understand why he’s so passionate and motivated to get that money.”
The idea Adams and Jets head coach Adam Gase don’t get along is convenient, with Gase naturally dismissing it recently. But general manager Joe Douglas was hired to be in concert with Gase, so the organization’s stance on Adams and trading him/giving him a new contract is naturally Gase’s too.
Adams deserves to become the highest-paid safety in the NFL when he gets his second contract. But his father’s story informs his feelings, and the sense of urgency to get paid that all football players feel.