Since coming into the league as a top pick in 2017, Jamal Adams has been one of the absolute best safeties in the NFL. Unfortunately for him, that hasn’t led to much success on the field for his team, the New York Jets.
That apparently has begun to wear on the young Pro Bowler, who has reportedly been seeking a new contract; for the Jets part, they have no interest in even discussing one until the regular season begins. With all of this in mind, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News has relayed Adams’ message to the Jets out into the ether: “Pay me or trade me.”
Sources told me today Jets have given no indication will sign All-Pro S Jamal Adams to new contract in offseason. Want to wait to make decision. He wants contract now. Stalemate has caused friction & sources said trade very possible. It’s expected half the teams will call Jets.
— Gary Myers (@GaryMyersNY) May 21, 2020
Myers has gone into report that a trade is a very real possibility, with the Cowboys being a prime landing spot in Adams’ mind. Myers also went on to mention another team as a possibility though: the Baltimore Ravens.
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) May 22, 2020
This would make sense, and would line up with mid season reporting from last year that the Ravens had inquired with the Jets regarding Adams availability at the trade deadline. It also lines up with an Instagram live discussion that Adams recently had with his friend and former Ravens safety, Tony Jefferson:
While all of this is certainly still in the rumor territory, there’s plenty of reason to suspect the Ravens would be involved to some degree if Adams were looking to make a move. Compensation would need to line up which is another discussion entirely, but as of right now, feel free to color yourself intrigued by this whole situation if you ride for the purple and black.