It's been a long time coming, but Jamal Adams' contract dispute has quickly morphed into the distraction that the New York Jets were hoping to avoid. The 24-year-old safety has formally requested a trade and even went as far as to list seven of his preferred destinations.
In the wake of that bombshell, Jets fans have been holding out hope that Adams will eventually come around and commit to a future with Gang Green, at least through the end of his current contract. However, the two-time Pro Bowler's latest social media activity proves that's a delusional way of thinking.
Adams responded to a fan's comment on Instagram unambiguously. "It's time to move on. Let it go," he said.
There's no salvaging this relationship, folks. The former No. 6 overall pick has done everything in his power across the last several months to inform New York that he wanted an extension, and the organization boldly responded by doing absolutely nothing.
How sick is Adams of the Jets? Well, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News is reporting that, so long as he's traded to one of his ideal landing spots, he won't even demand an extension straight away.
That has to sting Jets Nation.
While it's understandable that Gang Green doesn't want a safety to take up potentially $20 million of their annaul cap space, Adams is so damn versatile and important to their defense that it shouldn't come down to positional value.
Whatever the case, the LSU product appears to be all set to end his tenure in the Big Apple as soon as possible.