New York Jets safety Jamal Adams has emerged as one of the NFL’s best defensive backs since being drafted in 2017. After failing to acquire him during the 2019 season, the Dallas Cowboys are reportedly preparing to make another push this offseason. If a deal is going to happen, though, Jerry Jones better prepare to overpay for the All-Pro safety.
According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, it would take an extraordinary offer to convince general manager Joe Douglas to trade Adams. While the 24-year-old is seeking a new contract, with two years left on his deal including the fifth-year team option, the Jets intend to keep Adams barring an offer they can’t pass on.
The Cowboys reportedly made a significant offer, packaging their first-round pick and a Day 3 selection, before the in-season trade deadline on Oct. 29. However, the Jets were only willing to move Adams for a first- and two second-round picks, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Adams later denied reports that he requested a trade and the drama in New York reportedly left the star safety and the team’s general manager not on speaking terms. However, both parties seemed to clear the air after the season when Adams announced he wants to stay in New York.
It’s understandable that the Cowboys, along with other NFL teams, will likely try and make a push for acquiring Adams once again. He is just entering the prime of his career and having an elite safety is crucial for a defense to become great.
Unless a team is willing to sacrifice a first- and second-round pick, at the very least, it seems likely that Adams will stay with the Jets for the foreseeable future.