General manager Joe Douglas has said time and time again that he wants to make safety Jamal Adams a "Jet for life," but the latest news regarding a possible contract extension doesn't sound very promising.
According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Adams' representation and the Jets have had multiple conversations since the NFL Draft, but the talks have "reached an impasse," as the Jets want to wait on a new deal for the star safety, while Adams' camp believes the Jets are "dragging their feet."
Per ESPN, the possibility of a trade has come up in recent talks, but the Jets have no desire to trade their young Pro Bowler, while Adams is believed to be open to being traded if things can't get worked out.
The ESPN report also noted that "more than half the teams in the league" have expressed interest in the 24-year-old.
Douglas was asked again about Adams at the conclusion of the Jets' 2020 draft, saying that his stance hasn't changed on wanting to keep Adams with the team.
Adams, the sixth overall pick in 2017, is now under contract with the Jets for at least two more seasons, as the team picked up his fifth-year option in late April, and they could then even use the franchise tag to keep Adams around after 2021.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection already, Adams has totaled two interceptions, six forced fumbles, 12.0 sacks and 28 tackles for loss to go along with 273 combined tackles during his three seasons with Gang Green.