Le’Veon Bell: Why would you trade Jamal Adams? I wouldn’t

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Jamal Adams has said he wants out. Le'Veon Bell spoke for his teammate, clarifying the safety would rather stay with the Jets on a long-term deal.

Therein lies the problem: The Jets don’t want to pay Adams now, and Adams doesn’t want to wait.

Bell said he had a “great talk” with his teammate on Thursday.

“I think he wants to be [with the Jets]; I just think he wants to get paid,” Bell said during an interview with Hot 97 in New York on Friday, via Rich Cimini of ESPN. “I think he’s in the same situation I was three years ago. He’s a young player. He’s been at the top of the game, playing at a high level and feels like, ‘Dang, I just want to get compensated.'”

Adams has two years remaining on his rookie deal, scheduled to make $3.6 million this season. He seeks to become the highest-paid safety in the league with a contract that averages more than $15 million per season.

Bell understands, having missed the 2018 season in a contract dispute with the Steelers.

“No. Hell, no. You deserve every dollar you’re asking for,” Bell said when asked if he opposes Adams’ hard-line stance. “Everything he asks for, he deserves it.”

Adams has listed seven preferred destinations for a trade, with his hometown Cowboys at the top of the list.

The Jets have said they want to make Adams a “Jet for life” and expect him to be on their 2020 roster. But the league’s financial landscape is complicated by COVID-19, and thus the Jets appear in no hurry to complete a deal.

“Me, personally, I hope he doesn’t get traded,” Bell said. “But I don’t think he’ll get traded. I do think he’ll be playing with the Jets. That’s just me, personally, because I don’t think he’s going to get traded. Honestly, why would you trade him? I wouldn’t trade him.”

16 responses to “Le’Veon Bell: Why would you trade Jamal Adams? I wouldn’t

  1. “But the league’s financial landscape is complicated by COVID-19”

    Patrick Mahomes says HI, from his new yacht.

  2. love it!

    a small linebacker in a passing league (who can’t cover) taken in the top 15

    beautiful! pay him 14 mil per. please!

  3. BC you have most of his money, Le’Veon…maybe the Jits think they have another payday and no playday boi on their hands. Did you play last year? Or were you just tailgating with Jetman?

  4. touchback6 says:
    July 11, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    love it!

    a small linebacker in a passing league (who can’t cover) taken in the top 15

    beautiful! pay him 14 mil per. please!

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    Can’t cover but was 1st team all pro…interesting

  5. you would trade him because leaders dont behave like jamal adams has been doing and paying a safety 15 mill a year does not make the jets a better football team…

  6. Bell not only lost about $14M sitting out, he came back and was an ordinary RB for a head coach who didn’t want him. When Charles Schwaab speaks…people listen. When Le’veon Bell speaks, people turn up the music.

  7. onlyconservativeopinionsallowedhere says:
    July 12, 2020 at 2:06 am
    touchback6 says:
    July 11, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    love it!

    a small linebacker in a passing league (who can’t cover) taken in the top 15

    beautiful! pay him 14 mil per. please!

    —-

    Can’t cover but was 1st team all pro…interesting

    3 2 Rate This

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    no way he is first team All Pro. He’s not Eddie Jackson. He’s
    not Derwin James. You are proving my point. He makes “All Pro” due to NY media brainwashing yet he is not on those players’ levels. Wonderlic 13. Plays downhill only in the box and is one dimensional.

    He’s not even Pat Chung in the Rover who takes out elite TEs every week. Some of us watch the NFL.

    Mouthy self promoting Jets are always overrated. Always.

  8. Reasons to trade Jamal Adams:

    1 – the Jets aren’t very good and need to rebuild. They won’t be making playoff runs for a while so they should trade Adams for more valuable (to them) players

    2 – He isn’t a difference maker. He had 2 great games that hugely padded his stats. He’s a very good player, but not a difference maker.

    3 – He wants to be paid a great deal of money, beyond his productive value to the team.

    Trade him for draft picks that can be used on:

    a) Oline

    b) pass rusher

    c) WR

    Having an average Olineman on a 4 year rookie deal helps the team more than having a very good safety at 18MM/year or whatever crazy number he thinks he’s worth.

  9. Patrick Mahomes says HI, from his new yacht.

    Mahomes doesn’t get one penny until after the first game is played this year….so he may see nothing this year.

  10. Why would you sit out a season for less money, I wouldn’t.

    That wasn’t Bell’s plan. He took a shot and lost. I’m not losing any sleep over it.

  11. After watching the jets cave in and give Muhammad Wilkerson big money … give a lot of guaranteed money to Quincy Enowna ( chronic neck issues)…pay big money to a running back and middle linebacker… my hope is that the new GM does what you should do at a time share presentation KEEP YOUR HANDS In YOUR POCKETS

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