Adam Gase, commenting publicly for the first time on Jamal Adams' contract dispute and trade request, made it seem as though a trade is out of the question.

Asked if he "absolutely, positively" wants Adams on the 2020 roster, Gase said, "Yes, I want Jamal on our team."

What Gase declined to address is whether the Jets are open to extending Adams' contract before the start of the season -- the heart of the dispute.

Adams, signed through 2021, is on record as saying he wants a new deal before the regular season.

"This is a tough part of the business, when one of your best players is working through things with our organization," Gase said. "We have to figure out a way to get to a good place, which will get him back, in the right spot and ready to go."