More trade talks swirl with Jamal Adams, Jets at contract stalemate

More trade talks swirl with Jamal Adams, Jets at contract stalemate

More trade talks swirl with Jamal Adams, Jets at contract stalemate

Jamal Adams and the New York Jets have reached an impasse in their contract talks with tensions rising.

The 24-year-old, a two-time Pro Bowl selection since being taken by NY with the sixth overall pick in 2017, is entering his fourth season and is due to make $3.5m in 2020.

The possibility of a trade came up in a conversation between the two sides on Wednesday.

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Adams is eligible for a new contract now that he has completed his third season. The Jets remain intent on signing Adams to an extension and have no desire to trade him. Myers reports that NY would rather wait to make a deal, while Adams has grown impatient and wants an immediate resolution. As it stands, only Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has signed a contract extension from the first round of the 2017 National Football League draft class. Adams, who is now eligible for a contract extension, wants a new deal immediately, but NY - which has at least two years of club control left, not including a potential franchise tag in 2022 - wants to wait.

Adams is a two-time Pro Bowler. Unfortunately for NY, a team like the Dallas Cowboys is not going to part with significant draft compensation unless Adams is signed to a long-term deal. And it's one that can't be considered without the clearance of a daunting trade hurdle. It's unclear whether Adams will stage a training camp holdout, but even if he does, he will have to report eventually if he wants to get paid, and even if he formally requests a trade, it's unlikely the Jets will grant that request.

According to Vacchiano's source, the team has not engaged in trade talks with any club since last year's deadline, though that has not stopped teams from calling. Jets ownership hasn't forgotten that experience, having walked away from it feeling burned.

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