ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter visited Florham Park earlier this week. When asked about the Darrelle Revis situation, Schefter did not seem very confident that a resolution was in the near future. ESPN NFL Rumors sums it up:
“Revis is leaning heavily on his uncle and role model Sean Gilbert, who sat out the entire 1997 season before being traded from the Washington Redskins to the Carolina Panthers, where he landed the seven-year, $46.5 million deal he wanted,” Schefter wrote. “Revis is prepared to do what his uncle once did. The Jets will continue to try to get him back in camp, but there have been no signs of a breakthrough.”
This truly is a shame to see. I never expected it would get to this point, and I only hope the Jets front office finds a way to get this deal done. Losing Revis for the season would clearly be a major blow to the defense, and would significantly hurt the Jets run at a Super Bowl. As I have said before, both parties are going to need to give in a little to make this deal work. As of right now, it seems Revis’ team is not willing to budge.
Lets just hope we see Revis September 13 vs. the Ravens on MNF…