As of now, the highest-paid strong safety - Adams is essentially a hybrid SS/LB - is Landon Collins of Washington at $14.2 million per year. Adams, a soon-to-be 25-year-old, has his best years ahead of him, so you can expect teams to call for his services.
Sources told ESPN's Rich Cimini that Adams has requested a trade. NY also already picked up the fifth-year option on Adams' contract, so he's under contract the next two seasons. NY still wants to keep him long-term and pay him as a top-of-the-market safety, but the team is hoping for a little patience from him in light of the uncertainty created by the pandemic.
This came shortly after Adams commented on an Instagram post, saying he feels "maybe it's time to move on" from NY. "Well deserved", Adams said Thursday.
Jamal Adams is not happy with the Jets. As Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv writes, the Jets' stance on the issue has not changed, and the team has no intention of trading him or allowing him to seek a trade on his own.
Adams' mind, however, appears to be on playing elsewhere.
ESPN, however, have reported that Adams, who skipped the Jets' voluntary of-season programme, has seven teams he would welcome being traded to: Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle. He quickly became one of the faces of the franchise and the team's best all-around player.
Adams skipped the Jets' voluntary offseason program, a clear sign he was unhappy.
Adams is a two-time Pro Bowl safety.
According to Dallas Morning News writer Calvin Watkins, Adams has certain teams he would want to be traded to and would not necessarily need a contract extension right away. While Douglas set an exorbitant price tag for his star player, Adams criticized the GM and the team for even speaking with other teams.