The Jets safeties room has become drama central. Jamal Adams is not participating in the offseason program, unhappy with his contract. Marcus Maye’s future with the team is cloudy at best. They added an intriguing rookie in the draft. All of it adds up to some compelling storylines.
On the field, this is one of the Jets’ strongest units. Adams was named first-team All-Pro last season and has established himself as one of the best safeties in the NFL. Maye had a solid season last year after dealing with injuries in 2018. The Jets drafted Ashtyn Davis out of Cal in the third round and he is expected to be an immediate contributor.
The drama around Adams figures to be a dominant storyline for the next few months. Adams is scheduled to be paid $3.5 million this year. He feels underpaid and wants a new contract. All indications are the Jets would like to extend Adams, but not until next year. That has left the two sides at odds and Adams is not turning on his laptop for the virtual offseason program. The next key juncture comes at training camp. If Adams does not show up, then things escalate further.