Jets star safety Jamal Adams is not expected to participate in the team's voluntary virtual offseason program later this month, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN, who adds that the Jets have not "expressed any official interest" in signing Adams to a contract extension so far this offseason.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported earlier this month that the most likely scenario was that the Jets wouldn't extend Adams this offseason, noting that the team had control over him through the 2023 season.
On April 2, Mike Fisher 105.3 FM in Dallas reported that if the Dallas Cowboys "sense" that the Jets and Adams are having trouble coming to terms on a long-term extension, they will "circle back with a high pick offer."
Now, with the NFL Draft less than a week away, it's fair to wonder if the Jets will start receiving calls on Adams.
Adams' future with Gang Green first came into question just before last season's trade deadline, when reports surfaced that the Jets and Cowboys had engaged in trade conversations -- with Adams saying at the time that he would welcome a trade to his hometown team.
According to Vacchiano, the Jets took calls from several teams on Adams in advance of the deadline and appeared to come "fairly close" to trading him to the Cowboys.
At the time, GM Joe Douglas admitted he was willing to listen to offers on just about any player, including Adams and running back Le'Veon Bell, but he set the prices exorbitantly high and wasn't willing to budge. A source told SNY that for Adams he wanted a first-round pick and at least one more first-round pick or multiple second-round picks in return.
Things had calmed down since then, with Adams' relationship with head coach Adam Gase and Douglas seemingly mended.
But the Jets have refused to rule out trading Adams. And while Douglas said earlier this offseason that he hopes to keep Adams a "Jet for life," the GM said earlier this month that there was no update on any potential extension for the star safety.
"I feel good," Adams said on March 2 about Douglas' Jet for life comment. "It gives me confidence going into next season, but we'll see where everything (heads)."
When the initial trade rumors came to light last fall, Adams was both angry and hurt, saying the Jets shouldn't have even been taking calls on him (while comparing himself to then-untouchable players Tom Brady and Aaron Donald).
"For three years, I came here and I've done nothing but work my butt off, continue to improve, continue to be a great leader, continue to be a great teammate, and when you see something like that, you're in shock a little bit," Adams said. "At the end of the day it is a business. I understand it. But that's how I look at myself. I hold myself in a high regard. Obviously they don't feel that way."