Why Raiders could be ideal trade fit for Jets' unhappy Jamal Adams

Why Raiders could be ideal trade fit for Jets' unhappy Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams has consistently been one of the best safeties in the entire National Football League although it hasn't proven to be enough for the New York Jets. Bowles now serves as the Bucs' defensive coordinator and he'd surely love to add Adams to his secondary.

The Jets have yet to grant him permission to seek a trade out of NY and multiple reports have said that they aren't interested in moving him.

Sources told ESPN's Rich Cimini that Adams has requested a trade.

The Jets (still) have every intention of paying Adams.

Adams already has seen one member of his 2017 draft class receive a massive extension - Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey - with Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes reportedly set to negotiate new deals over the summer.

Per ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, there are eight teams the young safety would prefer to play for.

Adams is entering his fourth year in a Jets uniform, so he's now eligible for a long-term extension. But if the Seahawks were willing to part with draft picks, they're in a position where that's possible. That's more than $5 million above the current highest-paid safety in yearly compensation.

Adams is signed through 2021, but he made it clear he wants a new contract by the start of the regular season. It's understandable, considering his desire for a new contract comes after back-to-back years of being named to the NFL's All Pro team, and his first All-Pro nod in 2020. But, it appears Adams is now trying to force the team's hand to get the new deal he covets. "Do you look at Jamal Adams and look at Marquise Blair and say "Blair will never get there"?" He's 16-and-32 since coming to the Jets, and I think that has really taken a toll on his psyche. You can bet that's a conversation Browns GM Andrew Berry and his staff will have regarding Adams. Adams not only wants to top the market, he wants to blow the top off the market.

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