Jamal Adams Trade Looking 'Very Possible' Amid Contract Impasse: Report

Dan Mennella
May 22, 2020 - 8:03 am

Jamal Adams' contract saga has reportedly taken another bitter turn for the Jets.

The sides are at a "stalemate" in extension talks, and mounting frustration has made a trade "very possible," according to veteran sports reporter Gary Myers.

The possibility of a trade was even discussed by the Jets and Adams as recently Wednesday, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN, though it was unclear how serious those talks were.

Adams, the sixth overall pick in 2017, has been publicly angling for a new deal for months.

The LSU product is annoyed and feels the Jets have been "dragging their feet," according to Cimini.

Adams is under team control for two more seasons, and it's relatively rare for teams to extend players on rookie contracts before their fourth season.

Most recently, the Carolina Panthers did so with stud running back Christian McCaffrey -- taken two picks after Adams in 2017.

Adams apparently feels worthy of the same consideration, on the strength of two Pro Bowls and his All-Pro nod.

As a top-shelf talent, Adams should have no shortage of suitors. "Half" the league's teams were expected to express interest in him, Myers said.

The Cowboys were reported last year to have expressed interest in Adams, a Texas native who played his college ball in neighboring Louisiana.