Fed up with the lack of progress during contract talks with the Jets, their star safety has requested a trade,” The Post’s Brian Costello has confirmed. ESPN was first to report Adams’ demand.
Adams, 24, has made it clear he wants a contract extension this offseason, but the Jets want to wait as Adams is under team control for the next two seasons after the team exercised his option for 2021. Adams, a two-time Pro Bowler who was first-team All-Pro in 2019, is set to make $3.5 million this year and $9.9 million in 2021. The Jets could also potentially use the franchise tag to keep Adams for the 2022 NFL season.
The unhappy star alluded to making a potential trade request this week in an Instagram rant in which he said, “Maybe it’s time to move on.” Adams is likely looking to become the highest-paid safety in the NFL, which would mean around $15 million per season.
Jets general manager Joe Douglas has said he wants Adams to be “a Jet for life.”