Jets will now have Adams under contract for the next two years Dan Leberfeld

On Monday, New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta announced that the Jets will exercise safety Jamal Adams’ fifth-year contract option.

This applies to the 2021 season. Adams is under contract for 2020. So Adams is locked up by the Jets for the next two seasons.

Adams wants a new contract now. He’s refusing to participate in the Jets’ virtual off-season program, in an attempt to force the Jets’ hand.

But there is a new sheriff in town, Jets GM Joe Douglas, who feels it’s his job to “do what’s in the best interest of the New York Jets.”

And Douglas might not think it’s in the best interest of the Jets to break the bank on a safety right now, who knows?

But no matter what Douglas’ position is on Adams’ contract, now with the player’s fifth-year option locked in, the GM has the player under contract for the next two years.

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