RUMOR: Ravens interested in trading for Jets’ Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams' current deal will see him earn $3.5m in 2020 rising to $9.9m in his fifth year

New York Jets safety Jamal Adams would like to be traded if he doesn't receive a long-term contract extension before the season.

Adams, whom the Jets selected with the sixth overall pick in 2017 out of LSU, has quickly developed into one of the league's best safeties in his first three seasons.

According to ESPN, the two sides even talked about the possibility of a trade, something Adams is reportedly open to but that the Jets want no part of.

Conversely, the Jets don't feel there's a sense of urgency because they have Adams under team control for at least two years; they also have the option of the franchise tag in 2022.

Adams poses at this year's Pro Bowl his second successive appearance
Adams poses at this year's Pro Bowl his second successive appearance

The Jets previously exercised the fifth-year option on Adams' rookie contract, tying him to the club through the 2021 campaign. Adams, who is now eligible for a contract extension, wants a new deal immediately, but NY - which has at least two years of club control left, not including a potential franchise tag in 2022 - wants to wait. As the friction builds up, a trade is still possible, per Myers, but NY doesn't seem inclined to move the needle one way or another. Other than the Ravens, teams like the Dallas Cowboys have reportedly shown interest in adding the 24-year-old star.

There were rumors heading into April's draft that Adams might potentially be available for the right price. As it stands, only Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has signed a contract extension from the first round of the 2017 National Football League draft class.

The Ravens went a league-best 14-2 in the regular season a year ago led by MVP Lamar Jackson and a stingy defense. He has made the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons and was a first-team All-Pro last season.

Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets reacts against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on November 25, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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