Jan 25, 2020; Kissimmee, Florida, USA; New York Jets safety Jamal Adams (33) during AFC Practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Seahawks, Adams to delay contract talks

New Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams will wait for a contract extension until after the 2020 season, NFL Network reported on Monday.

The Seahawks acquired the All-Pro safety from the New York Jets in exchange for three draft picks: first- and third-round picks in 2021 and a first-round pick in 2022. The Jets also sent the Seahawks a fourth-round pick in 2022.

Adams, 24, has salaries of $825,000 in 2020 and $9.86 million in 2021 under the terms of his rookie contract.

Adams helped pave his path out of New York with negative comments toward the team, most recently last week when he told the New York Daily News that head coach Adam Gase wasn’t the right leader for the Jets He also was critical of general manager Joe Douglas.

The Seahawks have made splashy trades involving first-round picks in the past. Last season, they acquired defensive end Jadeveon Clowney from the Houston Texans prior to the season, but contract talks broke down in March due to Clowney’s contract demands. He remains an unsigned free agent.

One of the major variables in long-term deals during the coronavirus pandemic is the salary cap. The leaguewide spending limit is expected to be reduced dramatically on the heels of a 2020 season which, if it goes on, is scheduled to be played with limited or no fans in attendance.

ESPN projected a loss in revenue for the league in the billions.

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