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

The 24-year-old requested a trade from the Jets on Thursday after previously voicing his frustration about not getting a lucrative contract extension.

Jamal Adams' star has quickly risen in his three National Football League seasons in the Big Apple, but it appears his relationship with the New York Jets has soured to a point beyond fix.

Overly frustrated with his contract negotiations, Adams informed the team he wants to be traded Field Yates reported. But, the conflict apparently is about the timing: Adams wants the extension now, while the team prefers to wait until next year, at the earliest. Adams is a dynamic player, an exceptional pass rusher from the safety spot, but he will be making a scheme change. Adams is a great player but his presence hasn't helped NY sniff the postseason and it wouldn't do much to advance Detroit's chances, either.

Another scenario would be that Adams gets traded with the understanding that the Seahawks will work to extend him after the 2021 season.

This came shortly after Adams commented on an Instagram post, saying he feels "maybe it's time to move on" from NY. The offensive tackle posted the following photo on Instagram of himself signing his restructured contract with the 49ers. and tagged Adams (h/t to Patrick Tulini).

Six days ago, Adams - again on Instagram - accused the Jets of "a lot of talk, no action". That's what makes Adams a rare player - his instincts and presence in the box aren't that of your typical safety. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Baltimore is one of seven teams Adams would be happy to be traded to. He quickly became one of the faces of the franchise and the team's best all-around player. If the Texans go with Adams, it would relegate their free agent acquisition to the bench in favor of the two-time Pro Bowler.

He's now looking to be paid as such.

NFL Network's Kim Jones spoke with Adams on Thursday night and relayed that he described his time with the Jets in the past tense. His former Jets head coach Todd Bowles runs the defense for Bruce Arians down on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pairing Adams with third-year safety Justin Reid would give Houston a formidable back end that featured intelligence and playmaking.


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