New York Jets safety Jamal Adams accuses general manager Joe Douglas of shopping him before the trade deadline.
The NFL trade deadline came and went with no movement from the New York Jets other than the trade of Leonard Williams. There was talk about the possibility of Le’Veon Bell, Robby Anderson and Jamal Adams all finding themselves as part of trade deals. However, nothing came to fruition.
Adams was actually reported to be inquired by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday. Did Adams request to be traded in the first place? Well, we don’t know the legitimate truth. However, according to Adams, he certainly didn’t.
The All-Pro safety took to Twitter to express that as well as accuse general manager Joe Douglas of shopping him around.
At the end of the week last week, I sat down with the GM and Coach Gase and told them I want to be here in New York. I was told yesterday by my agent that the GM then went behind my back and shopped me around to teams, even after I asked him to keep me here! Crazy business.
— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) October 29, 2019
Douglas insisted that he didn’t shop Adams, but just fielded calls on him. This is, in fact, his job. He didn’t call teams on the matter. Therefore, there’s a chance this could be a huge misunderstanding between the Pro Bowler and his general manager.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the only way the Jets would’ve shipped Adams off to Dallas is if they were given a first-round pick and two second-round picks in return.
The #Cowboys engaged in talks with the #Jets on S Jamal Adams and NYJ was only willing to part with Adams for a 1st rounder and two 2nd rounders, per me and @SlaterNFL. That is a LOT and shows Adams’ value.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2019
The Cowboys front office didn’t budge, as the deal would’ve been too expensive for them, per Albert Breer of The Monday Morning Quarterback.
Cowboys tried on Jets S Jamal Adams. In the end, sources say the asking price was too high.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 29, 2019
Thus, Adams remains in green and white. He and the Jets will get to work on preparing for their Week 9 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.