I noticed that Jason Thompson's first appearance on GH was on December 7, 2005. I read stuff regarding rumors of his contract being up soon from something dated in early August 2013 and another thing from I believe June 2014 about his contract being up in this Fall. Then I read something else about him signing basically at the last minute in 2013 for one year and in the same post the person said he wanted to produce.
I do not know when a contract start in soaps regarding vs. when they are hired or when they start filming, etc. and how they are necessarily structured in soaps, but I would guess his contract to be up around the end of September or the end of October. In thinking back to David Tom, if Tom had just a six month contract and served the whole time of it, then his contract would seem to have started around November/December closer to when he took on the role, vs. when he start appearing. He only taped and appeared in episode for roughly five months.
So if JT's contract has stayed on a yearly cycle to when he started, then if his contract started around when he started filming then it appears he would have started around late October/early November, if GH tapes around a similar 4-6 weeks ahead stuff like Y&R. If his contract started around when he was hired, then I would not know, but I would guess he would have been hired at least a few weeks before appearing.
Anyways, if JFP had something in the works with JT or was waiting on him to finish his contract, then it would seem late Fall would be the earliest he could appear on Y&R or possibly early winter or even early 2015. That would be assuming a quick transition from one show to the next and no period where he is off one before signing a deal and going to another. Anyways, it could be a while before he would be appearing on Y&R or anyone in the role of Adam for that matter if JT is the target of JFP.
I would hope if JFP has something in the works with JT or is hopeful for that, that her confidence is not misguided. I guess if he was offered and turned Y&R down whether leaving GH or not or if it mentioned that JT signs on again for GH and Y&R acts pretty quickly after that on getting an Adam Newman or place or putting out a casting call with the position being filled fairly quickly, then it might appear that she moved on to another option for Adam.
For JT to come to Y&R, I figure it would take a sweet deal and maybe something involving producing could be part of that, if he is interested in doing some of that. He would be giving up probably what is a safe position for as long as he would want to stay with that role to take on a recast role should he come to Y&R.
JFP wanting to get JT and biding her time makes sense to me as a possible theory considering we have discussed a number of people who could possibly play the role of Adam well, but yet there is still no Adam in place. GH had good ratings when Robin returned, so he has been involved in some key storylines on GH as Patrick Drake.
I can understand waiting around for a strong option, if things look like a good possibility, but at the same time I would not want to pass up other good options in the process of waiting things out, should things fall through in such a case of waiting on a certain target for a role or position.
I am making a lot of speculations here, but just thought I would throw things out there. There may not be anything to such rumors of JFP waiting on JT's contract to end or even him being a target of hers for the role of Adam Newman.