Jamal Adams Requests Trade From Jets: Report

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Jamal Adams appears to have reached a breaking point with the Jets. 

According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, the All-Pro safety has informed the team that he wants to be traded. 

The Jets-Jamal Adams situation continues to deteriorate. Adams informed the team he wants to be traded, a source tells ESPN. #Jets

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 18, 2020

Adams' reported trade request comes just after he sounded off about his desire for a contract extension in reply to a user on Instagram where he suggested "maybe it's time to move on." 

Adams ripped into the commenter and voiced frustration with the status of the contract negotiations, ending his lengthy reply by saying, “maybe it’s time to move on!”

“Ohhh I see what this is. I deserve to be paid but when I ask to be taking care of I’m ‘BEING THAT GUY’ huh?” he asked, rhetorically.

Further down the reply, Adams points to others from his draft class that have already received extensions, such as Christian McCaffrey.

“Don’t use the pandemic excuse. CM22 got paid not too long ago. Well deserved. Great friend of mine,” Adams said. “You’re lost my guy. Ima protect myself just like an organization will look out for themselves at the end of the day. & if you guys don’t respect that, cool. It’s all lub. Maybe it’s time to move on!”

In response to a comment on Instagram, Jets All Pro S Jamal Adams speaks on contract negotiations and concludes with “Maybe it’s time to move on!” pic.twitter.com/aGjJ1Vda3s

— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 18, 2020

Adams' name has swirled in trade rumors over the last year, particularly with the Dallas Cowboys, who offered a 2020 first-round pick at the trade deadline last season that the Jets rejected, according to Ed Werder. Adams grew up north of Dallas in Lewisville, Tex. and could be a fit in the Dallas secondary. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter added six other teams into the mix, stating that a source shared that Adams would be interested in seven landing spots.

Here are the seven teams to which Jets’ Pro-Bowl safety Jamal Adams would welcome a trade, per source:--Ravens--Cowboys--Texans--Chiefs--Eagles--49ers--Seahawks

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 18, 2020

Per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas-Morning News, there are certain teams Adams would be willing to be traded to where he would not request an extension immediately. Watkins added that the Jets have not granted Adams' agent permission to speak with other teams. 

Jets GM Joe Douglas stated in April that they had no plans to trade Adams and that they have every intetion to make him a “Jet for life.”

Adams is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract, while the Jets have exercised his option for a fifth year, which would pay him $9.86 million in 2021 – if no extension is reached. He held out of the team’s voluntary virtual offseason training program this spring with hopes to make progress in a contract extension.