By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
Frustrated with the lack of progress on a contract extension, superstar safety Jamal Adams has demanded a trade from the New York Jets, according to ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini.
While the two-time Pro Bowler’s frustrations with his situation aren’t exactly new, Thursday may have featured the true tipping point, as Adams went on Instagram and replied to a comment with “maybe it’s time to move on” earlier in the day. In that comment, Adams brought up other players who have been paid or will be paid later this summer, refusing to give the Jets the pandemic copout, and mentioned how he’s looking out for himself, just like the organization (the Jets) will.
The news could not be coming at a worse time for the Jets, really, as the 24-year-old is fresh off what was the first First Team All-Pro honor of his career behind a career-high 6.5 sacks in 14 games last season. Adams also totaled a career-high 10 tackles for a loss, and compiled 75 total tackles for the Jets.
The No. 6 overall pick from the 2017 NFL Draft, Adams has 272 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks, and two interceptions in 46 career games for New York.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Adams would ‘welcome’ a trade to Chiefs, Cowboys, Eagles, Ravens, Seahawks, Texans, or 49ers.