Jamal Adams Denies Trade Request Rumors, Says Jets GM Douglas Still 'Shopped' Him Around

Alec Gearty
October 29, 2019 - 6:22 pm

Jamal Adams took to social media to clear the uncertainty involving his future with the Jets. 

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Leading up to Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, the Jets reportedly discussed a deal to send the Pro Bowl safety to the Dallas Cowboys. It was reported that Adams would be "open for the deal," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 2017 first round draft pick reiterated his desire to remain with the Jets and he'd never request to be traded elsewhere. 

"Any reports of me asking to be traded from the New York Jets are completely false," Adams said following the 4 p.m. deadline. 

Adams would've likely warranted a substantial return from any team inquiring for his services. Rapoport said general manager Joe Douglas' asking price was a first and two second round draft picks. The Cowboys didn't want to part ways with a crucial part of their future and both sides failed to reach an agreement. 

Adams, however, never expected to be traded. He was under the impression that he was going to be a vital piece to the Jets' rebuild, if they elected to go that route. The 24-year-old says Douglas engaged in trade discussions following a meeting he had with the Jets' GM.  

"At the end of the week last week, I sat down with the GM and Coach Gase and told them I want to be here in New York," Adams revealed. "I was told yesterday by my agent that the GM then went behind my back and shopped me around to teams, even after I asked him to keep me here! Crazy business."

Douglas, however, says he wasn't shopping Adams and was instead receiving inquiries about the Jets' defensive standout. 

"Teams have been calling us since there was a social media issue a few weeks back," Douglas said, via SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. "My message was clear — Jamal is an absolute stud and we’re not interested in moving him. Teams called anyway. We were never in serious trade talks."