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Jamal Adams, safety of the New York All-Pro Jets, is keen to join the Dallas Cowboys, but he may be the only one with the idea.
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the two teams have not spoken since the commercial negotiations for Adams failed last year and the price of the acquisition of Adams and his signature for an extension can be problematic .
The Jets are looking for a first and third round draft pick for the defensive back, according to NFL Network’s Michael Irvin. At the same time, Adams is reportedly looking to become the highest-paid security in the NFL, and the deal is expected to break the bank at $ 15-17 million a year. Originally from Lewisville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Adams also hopes to be closer to his hometown.
He is expected to earn $ 3,590,292 in the fourth year of his recruit contract, by Spotrac. A number six pick in the 2017 NFL draft, Adams has already been named twice pro Bowler while accumulating 273 combined tackles, 12 sacks, six fumbles and two interceptions in 46 career games.
Adams has also proven himself early in his career, playing in consecutive 16-game seasons in 2017 and 2018.
Now, the LSU product is ready to be compensated for its performance, but as it seeks to make the jump to Dallas, there are several roadblocks, according to Robinson:
“As of Friday, Dallas had not picked up the phone to inquire about Adams, who is looking for an extension that would make him the highest paid security in the NFL. Such a price tag could complicate a commercial pursuit by the Cowboys, who essentially have two financial avenues available if Adams were acquired: either ask him to play until 2020 on his current rookie contract, or obtain an extension with the quarterback Dak Prescott who would create the salary cap space needed for an Adams extension. ”
Robinson noted that the idea of filing talks on an extension with Adams until after this season isn’t too far-fetched. The Los Angeles Rams used a similar tactic to help acquire cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars last year.
Perhaps the biggest problem in bringing Adams to Dallas, according to Robinson, is the level of distrust between the Jets and Cowboys leadership:
“The price could be higher for Dallas, which was relayed to the Jets as Adams’ favorite franchise in a business scenario. It should be noted that the Cowboys made a mess of trade talks surrounding Adams at last season’s deadline, leaking information to the media who ended up scuttling any attempts to reach a deal. The Jets property has not forgotten this experience, as it moved away from it feeling burned. ”
Although it is not the increase he is looking for, Adams is still expected to get a huge salary next season. With the Jets picking up their fifth-year team option, security is expected to earn $ 9.86 million in 2021. He would become an unrestricted free agent after the season if he did not get an overtime first.