Jamal Adams suggests his time with the Jets may be ending

Jamal Adams, New York Jets. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Jamal Adams, New York Jets. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

The All-Pro safety Jamal Adams’ latest IG post brings him closer to the door in New York.

The New York Jets have struggled to find a single treatment for beating back the Jamal Adams headache this offseason. He’s to be viciously underpaid in 2020 on the fourth year of his rookie contract at just over $3.5 million, however, and isn’t scheduled to hit free agency until 2022; as an All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler, that doesn’t sit too well with him.

In fact, in a Thursday Instagram post, the increasingly disgruntled Jet went out and said that it might just be that his time in New York is ending.

In an extended Instagram post, New York Jets defensive back Jamal Adams said that “maybe it’s time to move on” from the team

A player under contract with his team is expected to fulfill his legal obligation, plain and simple. However, it’s not hard to grasp why Adams feels so disaffected — he’s tired of hearing from fans that he’s underpaid only to be buried by those same fans for asking to be extended.

Perhaps it’s a symptom of the NFL market not valuing safeties as much as cornerbacks. Perhaps it’s general organizational incompetence on the part of the Jets. But ultimately, it’s all leading to Adams’ increasingly apparent eagerness to find a new home.

He’s not even in his contract year yet, but the Jets absolutely need to find a trade partner to take Adams off their hands if and when they reach the point of truly irreconcilable differences. The Jets are far away from being able to compete, and dedicating what may very well end up being record-setting money to a safety, no matter how talented, stands to set them back in their path toward relevance in the post-Tom Brady AFC East.

If anything, Adams’ latest sentiments stand to help make this decision for them.

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