Much has been made about Jets safety Jamal Adams and his contract situation with the New York Jets in recent days, and now it seems we have some idea as to how much teams believe he’ll be looking for.
Jamal Adams’ future contract demands loom large in trade talks. If he wants pay among top defensive players – which one source whose team has looked into Adams believes – that’s well above $20M per year, while safety market is below $15M. Tough for a SS, no matter how good.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 19, 2020
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, a source that has looked in to Adams believes the asking price will be “well above $20 million per year”, which is quite the asking price for a safety no matter how versatile he might be. Adams is entering the fourth year of his five-year deal, meaning the Jets have him under contract for two more seasons and possibly a third thanks to the franchise tag.
If Adams is in fact looking for the kind of money being reported, it’s going to be a long, drawn out negotiation process if he’s not traded before that.