INDIANAPOLIS – Jets general manager Joe Douglas sounds like a man who believes he can get a contract extension done with safety Jamal Adams.
“Jamal is an unbelievable player as we talked about at the end-of-the-season meeting,” Douglas said Tuesday at the NFL Combine. “We’re excited about Jamal. The plan is for Jamal to be a Jet for life. We’ve had some preliminary talks with his agent. I’m not going to get into specifics of that. But again, the plan is for Jamal to be here a long time.”
Adams is coming off his third season in the NFL, which allows him to renegotiate his rookie contract. The No. 6 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Adams is scheduled to make just $3.5 million this season, a far cry from what the top safeties in the NFL are making.
Adams said last month he expects to get a contract extension done this offseason. He did not say what he is going to be looking for in a contract or whether he will sit out the spring program or training camp if he does not get a good deal.
Adams, 24, was named first-team All-Pro this season and made his second Pro Bowl.