The contract numbers that makes sense for Jamal Adams #jets Dan Leberfeld

ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced that safety Jamal Adams is expected to skip the Jets’ virtual off-season program because he wants a new contract.

If Jets GM Joe Douglas is willing to do a contract extension for Adams, what numbers would make sense?

That’s pretty simple. It probably should be a similar deal to what safety Eddie Jackson recently got from the Chicago Bears. Jackson got a four-year deal for $58.4 million with $33 million guaranteed.

Some might say – Adams is better than Jackson. Some might argue that point. Jackson is really good, and like Adams, was voted to the last two Pro Bowls.

So the Jackson-deal is probably what the Adams-deal should look like, but not sure he would take that. He might be looking at the deal Eric Berry got from the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017, which was a six-year contract for $78 million with $40 million guaranteed, a contract that turned into a disaster for the Chiefs, because the player couldn’t stay healthy, which is common at safety.

So the Jackson deal is probably the pragmatic one for the Jets to offer Adams. And remember, they don’t have to offer him anything now, because he has a year left on his contract, and then the team can use the fifth-year option in 2021.


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