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New York Jets All-Pro safety Jamal Adams is keen to join the Dallas Cowboys, but he may be the only one on board with the idea.
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the two teams haven̵
The Jets are seeking a first and third-round draft defender behind NFL Network’s Michael Irvin. Meanwhile, Adams is reportedly looking to be the highest-paid collateral in the NFL, and that deal is expected to break the bank by $ 15-17 million annually. Originally from Lewisville, Texas, which is a suburb of Dallas, Adams also hopes to be closer to his hometown.
He will earn $ 3,590,292 in the fourth year of his rookie deal, per Spotrac. The No. 6 overall pick in the NFL 2017 draft, Adams has already been named a twice Pro Bowler while racking up 273 combined tackles, 12 sacks, six forced fumbles and two interceptions in 46 career games.
Adams has also proven to be sustainable early in his career, playing back-to-back throughout the 16-game seasons of 2017 and 2018.
Now, the LSU product is ready to be compensated for his performance, but when he looks to jump to Dallas, there are several roadblocks per Robinson:
“As of Friday, Dallas had not picked up the phone to ask about Adams, who is seeking an extension that would make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. Such a price tag could complicate a trade training of the Cowboys, who essentially have two financial opportunities available if Adams were acquired: Either ask him to play until 2020 at his current rookie deal, or get an extension made with quarterback Dak Prescott who would create the space for payroll needed for an Adams extension. “
Robinson noted the idea of putting forward discussions about an extension with Adams until after this season is not too far-reaching. The Los Angeles Rams used a similar tactic to help get hornback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars last year.
Perhaps the biggest problem with getting Adams to Dallas per Robinson is the level of mistrust between the Jets and Cowboys leadership:
“The price could be steeper for Dallas, who has been relayed to the Jets as Adams’ preferred franchise in a trade scenario. shot all the pictures at a deal. Jets ownership has not forgotten that experience, after departing from the felt burnt. “
Although it is not the raise he is looking for, Adams is still expected to have a massive payday next season. When the Jets picked up their fifth-year team alternative, security is set to earn $ 9.86 million in 2021. He would become an unrestricted free agent after the season if he does not get an extension first.