During Adam Gase’s conference call with reporters early this week, the coach was asked why the Jets couldn’t keep a player of Jamal Adams’ caliber happy.
“You called Jamal an incredible player – how do you reconcile trading a player of that talent, who is only 24 years old, arguably the best player on your team,” asked ESPN’s Rich Cimini, who also works for the Jets’ media partner, SNY. “What does it say about the organization that it wasn’t able to keep a player of that caliber happy?
What does it say about an organization that they wouldn’t pay a player after three years of his deal, when he was locked up for two more?
Perhaps it says they are smart.
“Since the current CBA for rookies payment came in 2011, there have only been three defensive players that have received extensions this early – Luke Kuechly, J.J. Watt and most recently Miles Garrett,” said Jets GM Joe Douglas.
Defensive end Joey Bosa just signed an extension with the Los Angeles Chargers. He played four years on his rookie deal before getting this new contract, which is very common with first-round picks.
So what are the Jets supposed to do, just give in to guys when they make demands to make them happy? What kind of way is that to run a business?
The Jets traded Adams to Seattle for two-first round picks, a third-round pick and a starting safety Bradley McDougald.
Was it more important to make Adams happy, which might not have ever happened, since according to his social media accounts, and media surrogate, he was unhappy with many things beyond his contract, or go ahead and trade him for a king’s ransom?
You can make a strong argument that the latter was the way to go.
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