Jets general manager Joe Douglas previously said he wouldn't hang up if and when trade calls come in on either running back Le'Veon Bell or safety Jamal Adams.
Speculation has surrounded both players since early in the 2019 season.
Listening to trade calls still be true, but the GM changed his tune a bit on Monday. Douglas praised both Adams and Bell instead of discussing those potential calls.
We're moving forward and just excited that he's part of the team," Douglas said on the Michael Kay Show. "All you have to do is watch on Sundays and see the difference that he makes. Not only on our defense but on our team."
In regard to any animosity from Adams on potentially being dealt this offseason, Douglas also added that any comments from Adams are in the "rear-view mirror." But Douglas fell short of saying he's optimistic the Jets would extend Adams this offseason, preferring to keep those in the front office's meetings.
On Bell, his year tenure with the Jets and moving forward is more of a question mark. Those questions involve head coach Adam Gase as rumors insisted the coach did not want the team to sign Bell, rather former GM Mike Maccagnan wanted him.
Still, like Adams, Douglas had positives to say about the running back and attempted to quell the thoughts of any bad blood.
"Every time I've seen Adam and Lev together, it's always been a postive interaction," Douglas said. "I haven't seen all these rumors. I haven't seen it first hand. My interactions with Lev have been all positive."
"We value Le'Veon. We value the competitor. We value the teammate. We're excited with him being in our program another year, going through our offseason again," Douglas said.